The Sea Fury is one of the fastest single piston-engined production aircraft ever built. It was the last propeller driven fighter to serve in the Royal Navy, entering service two years after the end of World War II.

In the early 1950s the Sea Furies were sent to the Far East to engage in the Korean War. In addition to a ground attack role the Sea Furies also carried out combat air patrols and on one occasion, when a formation of Sea Furies and Fireflies was engaged by eight MiG-15s, a Sea Fury shot down one of the hostile aircraft:  one of the few occasions in history when a propeller plane triumphed over a jet.

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The Sea Fury was the Fleet Air Arm's last piston-engined fighter to serve in front-line Squadrons read more