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Hawker Fury

Monoplane fighter, using the wing of the Tempest, but smaller and lighter. The wing panels were joined on the centreline rather than bolted to a centre section, reducing span. Production aircraft had a Bristol Centaurus engine, but the Napier Sabre and R.R. Griffon were also tested. The RAF was already commited to the jet engine, and showed no interest, but Iraq bought 57. The RN used the naval version, the Sea Fury, for some time.

General characteristics Fury Mk. I
Primary function Fighter
Power plant One Bristol Centaurus XII engine
Thrust 2,300 HP 1,715 kW
Speed 466 mph 750 km/h
Armament 4x 20 mm cannon
Crew One
Date deployed 1944

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