Hawker Fury




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Specifications

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fighter
one
RR in-line 12 cylinder
640 h.p.
2,740 lbs.
3,600 lbs.
none
2- 7.7 mm
26 ft. 9 in.
30 ft. 0 in.
223 mph
2,600 fpm
29,500 feet
270 miles
3/25/31
1931



 

The Hawker Fury was one of the most maneuverable, responsive, easy to fly fighter aircraft of its day. Its in-line 12 cylinder Rolls Royce engine provided relatively high speed, good acceleration, and an excellent rate of climb.

The Hawker Fury was the first RAF fighter to exceed 200 mph in level flight, and the first RAF interceptor fighter.  It was one of the easiest handling airplanes for formation flying and that made it an air show favorite with pilots and spectators alike.

The Hawker Fury was the primary fighter of the RAF from 1932 through 1937, when it was replaced in front line service by more modern aircraft. Thereafter some remained in service with the RAF as trainers through 1939.

About a third of Hawker Fury aircraft produced were exported to British allies around the world. A number were still in service with Yugoslavia during the German invasion of the country in April of 1941. The British built fighters fared poorly against modern Luftwaffe warbirds.

A total of some 275 Hawker Fury aircraft of all types were produced.

RC Hawker Fury
RC Hawker Fury
Sarik Hobbies has Chris Golds design plans for the RC Hawker Fury.  It is of all wood construction building to a wingspan of 72 in.  An AXI 4130 motor is recommended for power.  All up weight is about 10 lbs.
Sarik Hobbies has Dennis Bryant design plans and a short kit for a RC Hawker Fury of all wood construction with a 60 in. wingspan.  A .60 two stroke engine is the recommended power.

Manzano Laser Works has a RC Hawker Fury kit.  It has a wingspan of 32 in. and a length of 27 in. A geared GWS EPS 350 motor is the recommended power. All up weight is 1 lb. 3 oz.

Cleveland Models & Supply has plans for sale of the RC Hawker Fury in wingspans of 15, 23, 30 1/2, 46, 61 and a giant scale 92 inches.

Airborne Magazine has plans for sale of a RC Hawker Fury. It has a wingspan of 30 in. Power can come from a TD .09 engine.

Peter Rake has RC Hawker Fury plans for sale. These are for a sport model with a 33 in. wingspan. Weight is about 1 lb. 3 oz. with a geared Speed 400 size motor.

Replikit has a Hawker Fury kit for sale with a 25 1/2 in. wingspan for rubber power. It has been converted to radio control.

The RC Hawker Fury built from Traplet Publications plans wingspan is 48 in. A Maxcim 13Y motor geared 3.69:1 is recommended power. When completed it should weigh about 114 oz.
The RC Hawker Fury has been converted to radio control from a Flair Models free flight kit. It has a wingspan of 26 in. and was originally intended for rubber power. A CD ROM motor geared 4.5:1 turning a 8 x 4 prop provides the motivation.
The AMA has plans for a RC Hawker Fury. Wingspan is 72 in. Plans call for engine powered, but is should easily convert to motor power. The AMA plan number is #24632.




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