Did the Hawker Sea Fury see combat?
The first Sea Furies arrived with 807 Naval Air Squadron embarked on Theseus, which relieved HMS Triumph in October 1950. Operations on Theseus were intense, and the Sea Furies of 807 Squadron flew a total of 264 combat sorties in October.
What engine did the Hawker Fury have?
Specification (Sea Fury FB.XI)
|Powerplant||One 2,480 hp 18-cylinder Bristol Centaurus 18 sleeve-valve radial piston engine|
|Capacity & Armament||Single pilot; Four 20mm Hispano cannon and carriage of up to 16 three-inch 60lb rockets, or two 1,000 lb bombs, or drop tanks underwing|
Who made the Sea Fury?
Hawker AircraftHawker Sea Fury / ManufacturerHawker Aircraft Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer that was responsible for some of the most famous products in British aviation history. Wikipedia
How fast was the Hawker Sea Fury?
460 mphHawker Sea Fury / Top speed
What was the last piston engine fighter?
The Grumman F8F Bearcat is an American single-engine carrier-based fighter aircraft introduced in late World War II. It served during the mid-20th century in the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the air forces of other nations. It was Grumman Aircraft’s last piston engined fighter aircraft.
Was the Hawker Tempest a good plane?
The Tempest was particularly well suited to the role because of its high speed at low to medium altitudes, its long range when equipped with two 45-gallon drop tanks, the good firepower of the four 20mm cannon and the good pilot visibility.
Has a fighter jet ever shot itself down?
The F-11 Tiger is noted for being the first jet aircraft to shoot itself down. On 21 September 1956, during a test-firing of its 20 mm (0.79 in) cannons, pilot Tom Attridge fired two bursts midway through a shallow dive.