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Hawker Sea Fury
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No: 243   Contributor: Bob McLeod   Year: 1972   Manufacturer: Hawker   Country: Canada
Hawker Sea Fury

Another photo submitted and taken by Bob McLeod at Abbottsford, BC (Canada) in 1972. This is a Hawker Sea Fury, WH589 (CF-CHB).
Picture added on 26 May 2006
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Looks more like an RAF aircraft, and not an Royal Navy plane.

Added by JOHN P. BROWN on 07 April 2006.
Don't know John P. Brown but I take this opportunity to inform him that RAF a/c do not have arrester hooks.

Added by Buck Rogers on 07 September 2006.
I think that I can answer this one, the aircraft is neither, the machine was owned by the late Ormond Haydon Baillie who lost his life flying a P-51 Mustang I-BILL in Germany, he purchased the Sea Fury together with two T-33's and a CF-100 Canuck bringing them back to the UK, except the Canuck which was obtained from the College of Aeronautics at Cranfield, the scheme is pseudo and is more like that of a Tempest 2.
The aircraft is now with Joe Clancy in the U.S.A extensively rebuilt from three seperate airframes.

Added by Barry Clay on 07 October 2006.
I saw and photographed this one in 2007 as "Furias", undergoing maintenance in a hangar at Paine Field, Washington.
Delivered to RAN as WH589
- BOC: Mar. 7, 1952.
- SOC: Sept. 23, 1963.
- Arrived as deck cargo on carrier HMAS Sydney, Mar. 1952.
- Collected from RNAS Sembawang, Singapore.
- Withdrawn from use and delivered from Nowra NAS to Sydney-Bankstown for storage, Oct. 30, 1961.
-- Marked as 115/NW.
Fawcett Aviation, Sydney-Bankstown, NSW, Sept. 23, 1963-1969.
- Open storage, 1963-1969.
- Sold to Lord Trefgarne, London, UK, but not collected Nov. 1963.
Ormond Haydon-Baillie, Vancouver, BC, Jan. 1969-1974.
- Shipped from Sydney to USA on USS Coral Sea, June 1970.
- Registered as CF-CHB.
- Gear collapsed on landing, Reading, PA, June 14, 1971.
- Flew in camouflage as RAF WH589/O-HB.
- Shipped from Vancouver to Southend, Nov. 23, 1973.
Ormond Haydon-Baillie, Southend, May 9, 1974-1978.
- Registered as G-AGHB.
Spencer R. Flack, Elstree, 1979.
- Crashed, Osnabruck, West Germany, June 24, 1979.
Angus McVitie, Cranfield, UK, 1980-1983.
- Acquired wreckage.
Craig Charleston, Colchester, UK, 1990.
- Acquired wreckage.
Lyoyd A. Hamilton, Santa Rosa, CA, Oct. 1983-1999.
- Registered as N4434P.
- Rebuilt as modified racer.
-- Fitted with P&W R-4360 powerplant.
-- Composite rebuild from VX715 & WJ290,
using parts from WH589.
-- Assumed id WH589.
- Flown as race #15/Furias.
Joe Clancy Aviation, Camarillo, CA, Apr. 24, 1997-2000.
- Registered as N985HW.
Bill Rodgers & Dale V. Stolzer/R&S Aero Displays, Everett-Paine Field, WA, July 19, 2000-2002.
- Flown as race #15/Furias.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 12 February 2008.
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