Corgi AA27301 – 1/72 Scale Hawker Fury Mk.I Diecast Model
Corgi Aviation Archives Series
|Length||11.3 cm||4.45 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||12.7 cm||5.00 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Display stand included.
1/72 Scale Hawker Fury Mk.I, RAF – Corgi AA27301
Corgi AA27301 diecast model replicates in 1/72 scale the Hawker Fury Mk.I, owned by Historic Aircraft Collection. In the colour scheme of K5674, No.43 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF), stationed at RAF Tangmere, England, circa 1937.
The Hawker Fury is a British single-seat, single-engine biplane fighter, the RAF’s first operational fighter to exceed 200 mph (322 km/h) in level flight. The prototype first flew on March 25, 1929, entering service in May 1931 with No.43 Squadron at RAF Tangmere. Sidney Camm designed a monoplane version that became the prototype for the Hawker Hurricane. The Fury Mk.II with improved top speed and rate of climb began to enter service in 1936. The RAF started to withdraw the Fury from front line service in 1939, transferred to the training role.
The airframe is a tubular metal framework covered in fabric with an open cockpit. The biplane wings are single-bay, wire braced and forward staggered. The tail is of a conventional layout. The fixed undercarriage is a tailwheel type with the two main units attached to the fuselage.
The aircraft uses a single Rolls-Royce Kestrel V-12 piston engine, giving a maximum speed of 359 km/h (223 mph), range of 430 km (270 mi) and a service ceiling of 9,000 m (29,500 ft).
Standard armament comprised of twin Vickers .303 inch guns mounted in the engine cowling, synchronised to fire through the propeller arc.
Hawker Fury s/n K5674
The RAF took delivery of this Fury in November 1935, assigned to No 43 Squadron, Tangmere on June 2, 1936. Withdrawn from frontline service during February 1939 and sent to the South African Air Force in August 1937. Assigned to No.13 Squadron during March 1941 but withdrawn from service the same month after been damaged in a forced land after running out of fuel. Recovered from a farm in South Africa during 1994 and donated to the Historic Aircraft Collection Ltd. Rebuilt with the first post-restoration flight taking place on July 30, 2012.