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Hawker Sea Fury FB11 (WJ231)

22/11/1951 - taken on Charge at Anthorn (2.20hrs)
10/12/1951 - Abbotsinch (4.25hrs)
19/02/1952 - RNAS Sembawang (4.25hrs)
03/05/1952 - HMS Unicorn (6.20hrs)
19/05/1952 - Iwakuni (6.20hrs)
12/06/1952 - 802 NAS on HMS Ocean (7.15hrs)
05/08/1952 - returned to Iwakuni (87.05hrs)
13/09/1952 - HMS Unicorn (87.05hrs)
12/12/1952 - RNAS Gosport via HMS Ocean (87.05hrs)
17/06/1953 - RNAY Donibristle (88.45hrs)
28/01/1954 - RNAY Anthorn (95.50hrs)
01/03/1954 - 810 NAS via RNAS Ford (99.00hrs)
20/08/1954 - RNAS Hal Far (258.25hrs)
26/01/1955 - RNAY Donibristle (258.25hrs)
14/02/1956 - RNAY Anthorn (260.00hrs)
15/10/1957 - Aircraft Holding Unit at RNAS Lossiemouth (261.05hrs)
24/03/1960 - Fleet Requirements Unit Airwork Ltd at Hurn (265.05hrs)
10/05/1962 - Station Flight at RNAS Yeovilton (853.20hrs)
04/08/1965 - Struck Off Charge
To FAAM
To FAAM store at Wroughton
Back to FAAM
25/04/1990 - RNAY Fleetlands for Open Day (16th June)
RNAS Lee on Solent Open Day
20/07/1991 - returned to FAAM

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Single seat fighter bomber

Manufacturers - Hawker Aircraft Ltd

Power Plant - One 2,480 hp Bristol Centaurus 18

Wingspan - 38ft 4.75ins

Length - 34ft 8ins

Height - 15ft 10.5ins

Weight - 12, 500lbs loaded

Max Speed - 435mph at 24,500ft

Duration - 1,045 miles with 2 x 45 gallon auxiliary tanks

Armament - Four 20mm guns in wings and provision for eight 60lb rocket projectiles or two 1,000lb bombs under the wings


Other exhibits in this hall

  • North American Harvard III (EX976) North American Harvard III (EX976)
  • Grumman Avenger ECM6B (XB446) Grumman Avenger ECM6B (XB446)
  • Supermarine Seafire F17 (SX137) Supermarine Seafire F17 (SX137)
  • Grumman Hellcat II (KE209) Grumman Hellcat II (KE209)
  • Corsair KD 431 Corsair KD 431
  • Fairey Firefly TT1 (Z2033) Fairey Firefly TT1 (Z2033)
  • Fairey Fulmar (N1854) Fairey Fulmar (N1854)
  • Fairey Swordfish II (HS618) Fairey Swordfish II (HS618)
  • Focke Achgelis FA330A-1 (100545) Focke Achgelis FA330A-1 (100545)
  • Grumman Martlet AL246 Grumman Martlet AL246
  • Westland Dragonfly HR5 (WN493) Westland Dragonfly HR5 (WN493)
  • LIM2 (MIG 15 copy) (01420/G-BMZF) LIM2 (MIG 15 copy) (01420/G-BMZF)

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