The Royal Navy Historic Flight, in conjunction with the Fly Navy Heritage Trust operates the Hawker Sea Fury Hawker Sea Fury T20 G-RNHF (VX281) which Warbirds Online covered in 2014 on our tour of the UK air show season. Sadly, this aircraft suffered a damaging crash landing after a catastrophic engine failure.
VX281 is now on the mend with the fuselage and empennage fitted and complete and the wing tip repairs nearly complete. The complex task of building up a new Bristol Hercules 18 engine is well in hand with parts sourced from as far away as the USA and it is possible that the aircraft could fly again in 2016.
There is however, another Hawker Sea Fury in the care of the Royal Navy Historic Flight, Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 VR930, a single seater.
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