Fury Mk II
|This page is about the British fighter Fury Mk II. For other uses, see Fury (Family).|
- 1 Description
- 2 General info
- 3 Armaments
- 4 Usage in the battles
- 5 History
- 6 Media
- 7 Read also
- 8 Sources
The Fury Mk II is a 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 Hawker Fury Mk II is a slightly improved version of the Mk I, this time featuring WEP. Both of them are reserve planes for the British tree. They also have the same armament, 2 x 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers Mk IV Machine Guns. Unlike the other Hawker reserve planes, both Furies are land based fighters.
| 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
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 300||< 320||< 200||> 150|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|4,267 m||600 hp||750 hp|
Survivability and armour
- No armour plating
- No armour glazing
- Critical components located in front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
- More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
The Fury Mk II 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.
Specific enemies worth noting
Ki-10 The Ki-10 is can easily out turn the Fury Mk.II in a turning engagement. The best tactic to use against the Ki-10 is to dive on them and use boom and zoom tactics. Also, remember due to the weak engine of the Fury Mk. II it is not easy to climb or maintain its energy.
I-15 The I-15 is another opponent that the Fury Mk.II will lose to in a turning engagement. When battling the I-15, the tactics of an aerial engagement against the Ki-10 maintains the same. Do not try to head on an I-15 at all costs as well, as its 4 machine guns will easily outmatch the two machine guns carried by the Fury Mk. II.
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not controllable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 7 mm|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||New 7 mm MGs|
- Once the "Offensive 7.7 mm" modification is unlocked, it is recommended to take the "Stealth Belts" as the increased number of AP rounds will raise the chances of a critical hit on your enemy.
Pros and cons
- Turns well for a biplane
- Incredibly low stall speed
- Prone to wing breaking in a shallow dive (RB/SB)
- Sluggish acceleration and climb rate (equipped with fixed-pitch prop)
- Only has two rifle-calibre machine guns that do not usually do 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 on hot maps (RB/SB)
- No armour, open cockpit
The Hawker Fury (Mk I) entered service in 1931 and was the first RAF fighter to exceed 200 m.p.h. in level flight. The Mark II was even faster and both types of Furies remained in service with various air forces right up to the start of WWII.
A special version fitted with a Bristol radial engine was built for Iran/Persia, but most 'normal' Furies had a Rolls-Royce Kestrel of 525 hp or 640 hp.
Many other versions of the Hawker Fury were made, including the Yugoslav, Persian, Norwegian, Portuguese and Spanish Furies.
The Fury was armed with 2 x 7.7 mm machine guns.
Hawker Aircraft Ltd failed to receive an order for the Fury Mk.I in the amount they had expected, so work to improve the fighter continued in the hopes of expanding production.
The company intended to install a new Rolls-Royce Goshawk engine on the aircraft; however, due to the engine's protracted fine-tuning phase, an improved 640 hp Rolls-Royce Kestrel VI twelve-cylinder engine was fitted on the aircraft instead. These new fighters equipped with this engine were designated Fury Mk.II.
Externally, the Fury Mk.II differed from the previous variant mainly in its landing gear wheel fairings, which were more streamlined. Other external differences included additional stabilizer braces and a small air intake on the lower section of the forward fuselage. Fury Mk.IIs made towards the end of production had a wheel instead of a tail skid.
The fuel tank's capacity was increased; however, the additional weight and different powerplant’s consumption resulted in the Mk.II having a shorter range.
The first production Fury Mk.II entered service with No. 25 Squadron in early 1937. A total of 98 Fury Mk.II aircraft were built in two series, after which Hawker Aircraft Ltd switched focus to the mass production of the Hurricane fighter.
Fury fighters attracted the attention of foreign customers and were built to be exported to the Air Forces of Spain, Norway, Iran (Persia), Portugal, the Union of South Africa, and Yugoslavia.
Furies took part in combat operations in the Spanish Civil War in 1937. In Great Britain, the aircraft was withdrawn from service with operational RAF squadrons in 1939, but remained in service with flying schools as a trainer until 1944. South African squadrons flew Furies against the Italians in East Africa in 1940; the small contingent of Furies in service with Yugoslavia fought the German invasion in April 1941 and were almost completely destroyed. In Iran, Fury fighters were in service until late 1942.
Nearly 300 Hawker Furies of all variants were built. Whilst obsolete as a fighter by the outbreak of the Second World War, those Furies which did oppose modern aircraft were operated with great skill and bravery, scoring some successes despite their antiquity. Many design aspects of the Fury would help form the basis of the Hawker Hurricane.
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