Hawker Fury  “MK1”

hawker fury 140x93A new fighter type was developed by Hawker in 1929 called the Hawker Hornet.  It was an all-metal biplane with excellent handling characteristics that became the first operational fighter capable of flying in excess of 200 mph.  
The Air Ministry’s only real complaint against the Hornet was evidently that its name was insufficiently ferocious, and it was accordingly renamed the Fury.  The Fury Mk I was light on the controls, extremely maneuverable, and fast in the climb, making it an excellent interceptor.
The Fury was phased out of front line service in 1939, but was still operational as a trainer, and her lovely lines can clearly be seen as the predecessor to the venerable Hawker Hurricane that succeeded her.  MAM’s Fury was completed in 1982 by Westward Airways (UK) as a recreation using both original and fabricated parts, including a rare original Kestrel engine.  It was last flown in 2003 prior to its shipment to the museum.

Country: England

Manufacturer: Hawker

Engine: Rolls Royce Kestrel

Horsepower: 640 hp

Max Speed: 223 mph

Weight: 3609 lbs

Ceiling: 29,500 feet

Crew: One

Armament: 2 x .303 Vickers MkIV MGs

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Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum


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Fighter Factory

is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum

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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

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In addition to aircraft maintenance, Fighter Factory staff are also involved in much of the aircraft restoration projects, either on-site or at remote locations.

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Whenever new aircraft are acquired for the museum it is the responsibility of Fighter Factory staff to become technically proficient and knowledgeable in that particular aircraft. To ensure flight safety for pilots & ground crew

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