Hawker FK-1 Fury

In 1943 the US Navy was looking for a successor to the F6F Hellcat. Primary candidate was the Grumman F8F Bearcat but Hawker Aircraft from the United Kingdom proposed the new Sea Fury fighter to the US Navy.

After a prolonged competition the Hawker design won out over the Grumman and in October 1944 2000 Furies were ordered, to be built under licence by De Havilland in Canada.



Last updated: 30/09/2018