One of the finest biplane fighters, the Hawker Fury was the fighter counterpart to the Hawker Hart light bomber. Both planes were powered by the Rolls-Royce F.XI, which gave them greater speed than any other aircraft in the RAF, including the Bristol Bulldog, which the RAF had ordered in large numbers. During the early thirties the Bulldog was the best fighter in the RAF, although towards the end of the decade the Gloster Gauntlet and Gladiator had outclassed them, although some remained in service until the Munich crisis, when they were replaced by the Hawker Hurricane. By the outbreak of the Second World War the only Furies remaining in the RAF were in training squadrons.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (13 November 2000), Hawker Fury, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_hawkerfury.html