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Hawker Fury

A Fury was a single-seat fighter biplane produced for the RAF in the late 1930s. It was faster than its contemporary, the Bristol Bulldog, but more expensive to produce. It was produced in small numbers (98 for the RAF), and superseded by the Hawker Hurricane by the beginning of the war. It was used during the war as a trainer.

The Fury burns 23.8 gallons per hours at routine usage. The plane had a historical range of 270 miles. A full load of fuel and ammo costs $59.

 

Hawker Fury Mk II

Subassemblies: Recon Fighter chassis +2; Recon Fighter wings with Biplane option +2; 2 fixed wheels +0.

Powertrain: 477-kW Supercharged HP gasoline engine with 477-kW prop and 45-gallon standard fuel tank [Body]; 4,000-kW battery.

Occ.: 1 XCS Body

Cargo: 4 Body

 

Armor F RL B T U

Body: 2/2C 2/2C 2/2C 2/2C 2/2C

Wings: 2/2C 2/2C 2/2C 2/2C 2/2C

Wheels: 2/3 2/3 2/3 2/3 2/3

 

Weaponry:

2xLong Ground HMG/.500 Vickers Mk III [Body:F] (600 rounds each).

 

Equipment:

Body: Medium radio transmitter and receiver, autopilot, navigation instruments.

 

Statistics:

Size: 27'x30'x10' Payload: 0.44 tons Lwt.: 1.80 tons

Volume: 96 Maint.: 74 hours Cost: $7,305

HT: 7. HPs: 30 Body, 100 each Wing, 3 each Wheel.

aSpeed: 223 aAccel: 8 aDecel: 20 aMR: 5 aSR: 1

Stall Speed: 52 mph. Take-Off Run: 208 yards. Landing Run: 270 yards.

gSpeed: 260 gAccel: 13 gDecel: 10 gMR: 0.5 gSR: 2

Ground Pressure: Very High. 1/8 Off-Road Speed.

 

Design Notes:

Historical wing area was 252 sf. The design weight was increased 2% to the historical. The design purchases 1,250 rounds of ammo; the historical load outs is shown. Design payload was 743 lbs; the historical value has been substituted. Design aSpeed was 235 mph. Performance calculations were based on historical values for wing area and loaded weight.

 

Variants:

The Mk I (1931) featured a 392-kW engine. 160 built.

The Hornet, Intermediate Fury, and High-Speed Fury were all single plane prototypes. The High-Speed Fury was developed into the Mk II.

 

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2008 by Jim Antonicic