Fury Mk II

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Fury Mk II
fury_mk2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
1 personCrew
1.6 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Rolls-Royce Kestrel IVEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
600 km/hStructural
600 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.7 mm Vickers E machine gunWeapon 1
1 200 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
× (100) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 1.1 Sl icon.png× 0.5 Sl icon.png× 0.1 Sl icon.png
This page is about the British fighter Fury Mk II. For the other version, see Fury Mk I. For other uses, see Fury (Family).

Description

GarageImage Fury Mk II.jpg


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 1.27.

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.

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,100 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
377 362 16.5 17.1 11.1 11.1 232
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,100 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
414 394 15.8 16.0 22.9 15.7 232

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
520 ~11 ~5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 260 < 280 < 300 > 200
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,267 m 600 hp 768 hp

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Vickers E (7.7 mm)

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 battles

With 2 x 7.7 mm Vickers machine guns the Fury Mk II 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

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine
IV Engine injection Cover
  • 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

Pros:

  • Turns well for a biplane
  • Incredibly low stall speed
  • Prone to wing breaking in a shallow dive (RB/SB)

Cons:

  • 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

History

The Hawker Fury (Mk I) entered service in 1931 and was the first RAF fighter to exceed 200 mph (320 km/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.

In-game description

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.

Media

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See also

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External links

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Britain fighters
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS
Sea Gladiator  Sea Gladiator Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I Late · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
Spitfire (early-Merlin)  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc
Spitfire (late-Merlin)  Spitfire F Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfire (Griffon)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Prendergast's Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib /Late
Tempest  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P)
Sea Fury  Sea Fury FB 11
Other  MB.5 · Firecrest · Wyvern S4
Foreign aircraft  Australia: ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II
  France: ▄D.520 · ▄D.521
  USA: ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Mustang Mk IA · ▄Corsair F Mk II · Martlet Mk IV