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Hawker Sea Fury, Aviation art print by aviation artist Robert Taylor of the Hawker Sea Fury during the Korean War 1952. Aviation art prints available from Cranston Fine arts the Aviation art print Company
HAWKER SEA FURY, Single engine Fighter of the Fleet Air Arm. maximum speed 460mph at 18,000 feet. maximum ceiling 35,800 feet and a range of 1040 miles. The Sea Fury was armed with four 20mm Hispano cannon in the wings and a bomb load of 2000ilb or 12 3 inch rockets under the wings.
The Sea Fury was developed from the Hawker Tempest. With the Fleet Air Arm receiving their first aircraft to 807 squadron in August 1947. It continued in service until 1953, The Hawker Sea Fury was a carrier borne aircraft and most of its operational career was during the Korean War, where it was used as a ground attack aircraft. It also saw alot of aerial combat against the Mig-15 Jets. The total number of Sea Furies built was 860 aircraft.
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Joining the 365th in May 1944 he flew over D-Day and Normandy shooting down an Me109 on 2nd July. His luck ran out in September when he was hit while strafing and bailed out of his burning P-47 Poppie. He was captured becoming a POW at Stalag Luft III.
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Flying with the Hell Hawks from May 1944 he was forced to bail out in August after shooting down an Me109 which exploded. Evading capture he returned to the unit. As well as ground attack missions he also downed a Ju88 on 15th March 1945.
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