“Hoagy” Carmichael’s Sea Fury WJ232

In August 1952, HMS Ocean was on station off the coast of Korea, providing air support for the Allied troops. One of Ocean’s units was No 802 Squadron, whose Sea Furies were tasked with escorting Fairey Fireflies on 8 August . The formation was attacked by eight MiG-15 jets. In the engagement, Lieutenant Peter “Hoagy” […]

“Baghdad Fury” No 132

In December 1946, the Royal Iraqi Air Force ordered Sea Furies from Hawker. Iraqi Sea Furies were essentially de-navalized FB.11 with no arrester hook and an extended rudder. This example, number 132, was delivered in the classic RAF desert scheme: Azure Blue, Mid Stone and Dark Earth. Several different designations can be found in literature […]

Hawker Sea Fury week – No 1: F-AZXJ

This week is dedicated to the Sea Fury, and I will be posting a new profile of Hawker’s legendary piston fighter every day of the week. The first is Sea Fury FB.11 TF987, which is preserved and flown in France by M. Christophe Jacquard. The aircraft carries the colours of the Royal Australian Navy’s Sea […]