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36 De Havilland Hawker Furys by Drawings by Norman Neasom (1915 - 2010)

36 De Havilland Hawker Furys by Drawings by Norman Neasom (1915 - 2010)

Hawker Fury Aircraft

Drawing - Signed dated and inscribed

Image Area: 20ins x 24ins

The Hawker Fury was perhaps the most beautiful biplane fighter ever built and was the RAF's first aircraft capable of exceeding 200mph in level flight. Together with its naval counterpart, the Nimrod, the Fury served with many air forces right up until the beginning of WW2.The Hawker Fury was the fighter counterpart to the Hawker Hart light bomber.

Both planes were powered by the Rolls-Royce F.XI, which gave them greater speed than any other aircraft in the RAF.

By the outbreak of the Second World War the only Furies remaining in the RAF were in training squadrons.

The drawing shows three aircraft in formation but the main part of the drawing shows how pilots would have used a typical cloud formation during battles

This drawing from 1936, between the wars, was inspired by Norman's experiences whilst flying in a Tiger Moth. Besides drawing aircraft Norman also took to modelling many other types of aircraft, a display of these was on show at the Forge Mill Museum in 2003

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