YouTube – Sea Fury
4- 20 mm
34 ft. 8 in.
38 ft. 5 in.
The Sea Fury, produced by Hawker, is the ultimate development of British piston engine fighter aircraft. It is the world’s fastest production single engine propeller powered aircraft.
The Sea Fury was conceived as a more compact version of its predecessor. It was built as a land based and naval aircraft. It originally flew in September of 1944. Although the Royal Air Force lost interest in the land based aircraft by that time, the Royal Navy wanted it.
It was during the Korean War that the Sea Fury first saw action when one downed a North Korean jet. They remained in Naval service, but began being replaced by jet aircraft starting in 1953.
The aircraft also served with the Naval Reserve until 1957. Today a number of Sea Fury aircraft can be seen in air shows and in air racing. A total of some 860 of the aircraft were produced.
RC Sea Fury
That’s Jack Devine with his RC Sea Fury from a Jack Devine Models kit. It is 71 in. long and has a wingspan of 88 in. For power you can use ST3250, G45 or Moki 1.8 or 2.10 engines. All up weight should be around 20 lbs.
The RC Sea Fury from Century Jet Models comes in a kit. It has a wingspan of 87 in. and a length of 78 in. Power recommended is a Sachs 4.2 or larger engine. It should weigh about 27 lbs. upon completion.
The RC Sea Fury from Jerry Bates Plans has a wingspan of 115 in. with a length of 102 in. For power a 5.1 c.i.d. or larger engine is required. It should weigh about 49 lbs.
There is a RC Sea Fury kit from Don Smith Plans. Wingspan is 88 in. and length is 70 in. To power it you will need 3.7 c.i.d. or larger engines.
National Balsa has a RC Sea Fury kit from Roy Vaillancourt Plans. It is 81 in. long with a wingspan of 90 in. Recommended power can come from 3.7 to 4.2 c.i.d. engines. All up weight is from 30 to 38 lbs.