Plastic construction kit that requires assembly and painting
One of the most capable piston engined fighter aircraft ever produced and the last to enter service with Britain’s Fleet Air Arm, the Hawker Sea Fury represented the pinnacle of piston engined fighter design. Introduced after the end of the Second World War, the Sea Fury would see combat against some of the early jet fighters during the Korean War, where it would perform extremely well.
The first deck landing trials commenced in the winter of 1946 and the navy had their ultimate piston engined fighter. Despite the advent of the jet engine, the Sea Fury would remain as the Fleet Air Arms principle single seat fighter until 1953, when it would be replaced by the jet powered Hawker Sea Hawk. The aircraft also saw service with a number of overseas air arms, in a variety of operational roles, including strike fighter, trainer and high speed target towing. As one of the most capable piston engined fighters ever produced, the Sea Fury would also become a popular aircraft in the world of air racing, where the brute power and sheer speed of this magnificent aircraft saw it victorious in countless competitions.
- Scale: 1/48
A - Hawker Sea Fury FB.II, No.801 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Glory, Korean War, 1952.
B - Hawker Sea Fury FB.II, Restored in the markings of 802 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Naval Air Station Eglinton, Northern Ireland, 1948. Operated by Royal Naval Historic Flight, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset, England, 2017.
Paints, glue and tools for assembly