Fury Mk I
|This page is about the aircraft Fury Mk I. For other uses, see Fury (Disambiguation)|
The Fury Mk I is a reserve Rank I British fighter with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29
The Fury Mk I is one of the three reserve fighters in the British tree - the other two being the Nimrod Mk I (a naval version Fury), as well as the Fury Mk II. As a reserve plane, the Fury isn't a manoeuvrable or fast plane. Its armament, two 7.7 mm Vickers K machine guns, while equivalent to the armament found on most other reserve planes as well as some early Tier I planes, can take a while (and a bit of ammo) to destroy targets it will face at its tier such as Bf 109s, CR.42s, I-15s and even lightly armoured Ki-27s and A5Ms. Use Universal or Stealth rounds with the Vickers K guns but keep in mind that unlike the current modeled Brownings as used on Gladiators, Hurricanes and Spitfires, these 7.7 mm guns won't do much damage unless you aim for the most vulnerable parts of your opponent's aircraft.
The Furys in all their variants also turn decently, though they do tend to bleed energy easily and aren't the best planes in climbing or acceleration. The modelled fixed pitch prop will mean not much power is around for climbing at the start of the match - a problem also currently shared with the later Gladiators. If you want to use the Fury, the best advice is to side climb a bit at the start of the match so you at least have some energy to work with. Plan manoeuvres ahead and go for easy targets such as inattentive planes and Strikers destroying ground vehicles. Most of the problems with the plane are mitigated in Arcade Battles as traits like engine overheating and wing rip-offs are not modelled in that mode.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,100 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,100 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
|Max Static G|
|< 300||< 320||< 200||> 150|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power|
|3,705 m||600 hp|
Survivability and armour
- No armour plating
- No armour glazing
- Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
- More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
The Fury Mk I is armed with:
- 2 x 7.7 mm Vickers E machine guns, nose-mounted (600 rpg = 1,200 total)
Usage in the battles
With 2 x 7.7 mm Vickers machine guns the Fury Mk I can take down any I rank plane so long as the shots are aimed well.
Manual Engine Control
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 7 mm|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||New 7 mm MGs|
Pros and cons
- Turns well for a biplane
- Incredibly low stall speed
- Sluggish in acceleration and climb (equipped with fixed-pitch prop, and no WEP)
- Only has two rifle-calibre machine guns that can sometimes not do too much damage to the target
- Loses energy quite easily, mostly able to turn just once or twice
- Not very beginner-friendly due to its flying characteristics.
- Engine tends to overheat, especially so in hot maps. (RB/SB)
Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the
main template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.
An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.
Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,
- reference to the series of the aircraft;
- links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.
Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:
- topic on the official game forum;
- page on aircraft encyclopedia;
- other literature.