Today In Aviation History – February 21 1945 – First Flight – Hawker Sea Fury

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 February 21, 1945.  First flight of the Hawker Sea Fury. The Hawker Sea Fury was a British fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Hawker. It was the last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, and also one of the fastest production single piston-engined aircraft ever built. Developed during the Second World War, the Sea Fury entered service two years after the war ended. The Sea Fury proved to be a popular aircraft with a number of overseas militaries, and was used during the Korean War in the early 1950s.

The Sea Fury saw navy service in Britain, Australia and Canada.  The one above is a regular visitor to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.