WJ-288 Spent time as a museum 

piece before exportation to the US

for restoration to flying condition. 


Photo By Air Britain Photograph Collection By David Welch


The Hawker Sea Fury was a British fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Hawker. It was the last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, and also one of the fastest production single piston-engined aircraft ever built.[2] Developed during the Second World War, the Sea Fury entered service two years after the war ended. The Sea Fury proved to be a popular aircraft with a number of overseas militaries, and was used during the Korean War in the early 1950s, as well as against the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. The Fury is credited as one of the only propeller driven fighters  with a Mig kill in Korea [3]

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Upon restoration WJ-288 was given a classic war time paint scheme with invasion stripes. Photographed here at her home airport Dewitt-Spain (M-01) David Peeler flying.


​Photo: Brent Beck

WJ-288 on Approach during her military service years                         Photo: Jerry Hughes @ Airliners.net

Hawker Sea Fury WJ-288