The Hawker Sea Fury was designed as a smaller and lighter naval version of the Hawker Tempest. The Sea Fury had folding wings and tail-hook. The Sea Fury FB.11 was a fighter-bomber capable of carrying bombs and rockets under its wings. Most of the 860 Sea Furys built went to the Royal Navy, including 60 Mk.20 two-seat trainer versions.
The Sea Fury was one of the faster piston-engine aircraft built; as a result, some surplus Sea Furies were used successfully for open-class air racing. Others have been restored to original flying condition and are frequently seen at airshows both in Europe and North America.
|Power plant||One Bristol Centaurus XVIIC two-row 18cylinder radial engine|
|Thrust||2,480 HP||1,850 kW|
|Wingspan||38 ft 4 3/4 in||11.7 m|
|Length||34 ft 8 in||10.6 m|
|Height||16 ft 1 in||4.9 m|
|Weight||empty||9,240 lb||4,190 kg|
|max.||12,500 lb||5,670 kg|
|Speed max.||460 mph||740 km/h|
|Rate of climb||30,000 ft (9,140 m)/10 min 48 sec|
|Ceiling||35,800 ft||10,912 m|
|Range||700 mi||1,127 km|