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Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 Repaints for FS2004
(Non-Flying Stations model)

The following repaints are for the superb FS2004 Sea Fury FB.11 model by Paul Barry, David Hanvey and Jerry Beckwith, as updated frequently by Peter Forster.

Hawker Sea Fury repaints for FS2004

This repaints shows an FB.11 in the colours of RAN 308, Zucooli Classic Aircraft Collection, Toowoomba, Queensland, 2002.

Hawker Sea Fury repaints for FS2004

This repaints shows an FB.11 in the colours of RCN Winter Experimental Establishment at Watson Lake, Canada, 1951.



Hawker Sea Fury repaints for FS2004

This repaints shows an FB.11 in the colours of 803 Sqn, RCN, base unknown, 1949.

Hawker Sea Fury repaints for FS2004

This repaints shows an FB.11 in the colours of 739 Sqn, RNAS Culdrose, early 1950s.



Credits:
Steve Beeny - Repaints
Paul Barry, David Hanvey - Models
Jerry Beckwith - The Flight Model
Peter Forster - Update Co-ordinator, History




Hawker Sea Fury: Full details by Peter Forster

Introduction
This is an update for the Sea Fury FB11 for FS8 and FS9 by Paul Barry, David Hanvey and Jerry Beckwith. It was the last propeller fighter-bomber to serve with the Royal Navy and one of the fastest production piston-engined aircraft ever built.

Development history
Designed in 1942 by Sir Sydney Camm, the Hawker Fury was the evolutionary successor to the Hawker Typhoon and Tempest fighter-bombers of the Second World War. It met the Royal Air Force’s requirement for a lightweight Tempest Mk.II replacement by using modified Tempest semi-elliptical outer wing panels, bolted and riveted together on the fuselage centreline. The fuselage itself was similar to the Tempest, but
fully monocoque with a higher cockpit for better visibility. In 1943, the design was modified to meet a Royal Navy request for a carrier-based fighter. Both prototypes were undergoing carrier landing trials when the Japanese surrendered in 1945, ending development of the land-based Fury; but work on the navalized Sea Fury continued. The first production model, the Sea Fury F.10, flew in September 1946.

Operational History
The F.10 was followed by the Sea Fury FB.11 fighter-bomber variant, which eventually reached a production total of 650 aircraft. The Sea Fury remained the Fleet Air Arm’s primary fighter-bomber until the introduction of the Supermarine Attacker in 1951 and Hawker Sea Hawk in 1953 and continued to serve with the RNVR until early 1955. A total of 74 Sea Furies served in the Royal Canadian Navy between 1948 and 1956 and a further 50 with the Royal Australian Navy.

Roll of Honour: Korean War
The FB.11 served throughout the Korean War as a ground-attack aircraft, flying from the Royal Navy light fleet carriers HMS Glory, HMS Ocean, HMS Theseus, HMS Unicorn, HMS Triumph and the Australian carrier HMAS Sydney. Sea Furies had to dog-fight Russian MiG-15 on several occasions and more than once the piston engined fighter-bombers out turned and destroyed their opponents! FAA pilot Lieutenant Peter "Hoagy" Carmichael Royal Navy, downed a MiG-15 jet fighter in air-to air combat, making the Sea Fury one of the few propdriven fighter-bomber aircraft to shoot down a jet-powered fighter. The engagement occurred when his mixed flight of Sea Furies and Fireflies was engaged by eight MiG-15s, during which one Firefly was badly damaged while the Sea Furies were able to escape unharmed.