List of Hawker Sea Fury operators

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The List of Hawker Sea Fury operators lists the counties and their air force units that have operated the aircraft:



Sea Fury s/n 308, ex-Iraqi Air Force; repainted in the paint scheme of aircraft operated by the Australian Fleet Air Arm (1949–60).

Royal Australian Navy received about 50 ex-FAA Sea Furies during 1949 and 1950.[1]

Royal Australian Navy - Fleet Air Arm


Burma received 18 ex-FAA Sea Fury FB.11s and three Sea Fury T.20s in 1958.[1]

Burma Air Force


Sea Furies of the Royal Canadian Navy

A total of 74 Sea Furies served in three different RCN units - two combat squadrons (803 and 883) and the RCN's fixed-wing training unit, VT 40. The last Canadian military flight of the RCN Hawker Sea Fury type was made by F/O Lynn Garrison at McCall Field, Calgary, Alberta 1 April 1958. The aircraft involved was WG-565 ferried to Calgary for use as an instructional airframe at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Arts.

Royal Canadian Navy - Royal Canadian Navy Fleet Air Arm


Cuba received 15 ex-FAA Sea Fury FB.11s and two Sea Fury T.20s in 1958. Aircraft were assembled in 1959 and fought against the CIA-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.[1]

Cuban Air Force


Egypt ordered 12 Sea Furies during 1949 and delivered during the following two years.[1]

Royal Egyptian Air Force


The Federal Republic of Germany bought eight ex-FAA Sea Fury T.20s during 1959-60. They were further modified in Germany for target-towing duties and served under contract to the Luftwaffe as target tugs.[1]

Deutsche Luftfahrt Beratungsdienst


Hawker Fury in Iraqi Air Force markings

Iraq received 30 de-navalized Sea Fury Mk.60s and two Sea Fury T.61s

Iraqi Air Force
  • No. 1 Squadron Royal Iraqi Air Force
  • No. 7 Squadron Royal Iraqi Air Force


A Sea Fury of the Royal Netherlands Navy

The Royal Netherlands Navy purchased 10 Sea Fury F. Mk.50 for service on the escort carrier Karel Doorman (QH1). Additional 12 Sea Fury FB. Mk.60 were purchased, and as a third order 25 Sea Fury FB. Mk.51 were built under license by Fokker. Several aircraft served aboard the second Karel Doorman (R81). Dutch Sea Furies were finally replaced in 1957 by Hawker Sea Hawks.[1][3][4][5]

Royal Netherlands Navy - Dutch Naval Aviation Service


Pakistan Air Force Sea Fury T.61

Between 1949 and 1950 Pakistan purchased 87 brand new Sea Fury Mk.60s, five ex-FAA FB.11, the prototype F.2/43 Fury (NX802) and five newly built Sea Fury Mk.61 two seat trainers.[1]

Pakistan Air Force

 United Kingdom[edit]

A Sea Fury in Royal Navy colours at Oshkosh, 2003
Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Sea Fury History
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Sturtivant and Ballance 1994, p. 362.
  3. ^ Sea Fury F 50. Retrieved: 13 August 2014.
  4. ^ Sea Fury FB 51. Retrieved: 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ Sea Fury FB 60. Retrieved: 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ a b Sturtivant and Ballance 1994, pp. 344–345, 349.
  7. ^ Sturtivant and Ballance 1994, pp. 342, 355.
  • Sturtivant, Ray; Ballance, Theo (1994). The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-223-8.