Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Fastest Ever!

“One of the fastest production single piston-engined aircraft ever built.” – Wikipedia

The Hawker Sea Fury doing a fly by for flight demonstrations at the Palm Springs Air Museum yesterday. I do get a comparative idea of how fast an airplane is going when I am tracking it with my camera. This was going REALLY FAST!

These planes entered service in 1947 and flew in the Korean War and the Bay Of Pigs Invasion of Cuba in 1961. There were only 864 built. Top speed is 460mph and has a range of 700 miles. It was armed with 20mm cannons and could carry bombs or rockets. The pilot told me yesterday that he flew in at approximately 15,000 feet and a speed of 295 knots (340mph) for pretty much his entire flight from Ione California.

Hawkeye Sea Fury

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