Hawker Sea Fury 1

Hawker Sea Fury 1

The sound of a Hawker Sea Fury going through its paces at an airshow in the UK.

Sea Fury VR930 at the Shuttleworth VJ Day display on 7-8-05

Sea Fury FB.11 VR930 was delivered to the Royal Navy at RNAS Culham in March 1948, VR930 then spent from May to December of that year in front-line service with 802 Squadron aboard HMS Vengeance and ashore at RNAS Eglinton. Between December 1948 and August 1953 she was held in reserve at various Aircraft Holding Units at Anthorn, Abbotsinch, Sembawang and Fleetlands, undergoing a Category 4 repair at the Royal Naval Aircraft Yard Donibristle before returning to front-line service again with 801 Squadron. Between August 1953 and July 1954 she flew a further 284 hours with the squadron before going to RNAY Fleetlands for reconditioning. - http://www.royalnavyhistoricflight.org.uk/aircraft/seafury.htm

Standard power is provided by a Bristol Centaurus XVIIC 18-cylinder twin-row radial engine, producing 2,480 hp

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