Hawker Sea Fury TT
Mk. 20 "Deutsche Luftfahrt Beratungsdienst"
IPMS Deutschland Special
S u m m a r y
Special Edition No.3 - Hawker Sea Fury TT Mk. 20
"Deutsche Luftfahrt Beratungsdienst"
mid-grey plastic parts on three sprues, 23 cream coloured
resin parts, 20 PE parts on one fret
plus 1 clear film for instrument faces and 2 vac-formed
canopies, (including one spare)
17 Euro (13,50 for IPMS Deutschland members) +p&p via
highly detailed, all original Sea Fury parts are supplied
plus extra for the German two-seater.
||Like the original Sea
Fury, no retraction arms are supplied for the undercarriage.
Reviewed by Volker Helms
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The Hawker Sea Fury was
the ultimate development in a long line of Hawker piston engined
fighters, which began with the bi-plane Fury and was continued so
successfully with the Hurricane, Typhoon and Tempest. The Fury came too
late to be employed with the RAF, as the new jets had much more
potential. But the Fleet Air Arm wanted to bridge the time until the jet
mature to meet their requirements. Thus the Fury
became the Sea Fury.
The first Fury
prototype took off on 1st September 1944 for first time and the first
naval aircraft flew on 21 February 1945. In 1947 the first Sea Fury Mk.
X were delivered to the FAA. Several Versions followed as the
fighter-bomber FB.Mk. 11 and the trainer T.Mk. 20, which was built in
61 copies. For Iraq and Pakistan the T.Mk. 61 was developed. Altogether
Iraq and Pakistan are believed to have received five machines each. The
last Sea Fury's delivered by Hawker went to Germany as target tugs.
The first supply
consisted of 10 TT Mk. 20. Later some more Sea Furies Mk..20 and a FB
Mk.11 were delivered. Altogether there were max. 16 two seater, which
were operated by "Deutscher Luftfahrt Beratungsdienst“ (German
aviation advisory service). The TT Mk.20 received a winch and the drive
with propeller on the starboard side. These red airplanes were stationed
in Luebeck. The last copies were sold 1974. The Air Force museum in
Uetersen received the only FB Mk. 11. This was exchanged later for the
Fieseler Storch, which is now exhibited in Gatow.
For those interested in
some photos and more background information I recommend the site of
(English – click images for a larger view).
In spring 2006 Special
Hobby issued a Sea Fury Mk. 61, on which this model is based.
For this IPMS
Deutschland Special Edition “Hawker Sea Fury TT.Mk. 20”, Special Hobby
designed new resin and etched parts and some new vacu canopies for the
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
could not provide the FB Mk. 11 canopies in time so you will have to
make them on your own, or just build the Mk.20 (maybe they arrive
later?). So you have some fodder for the spare parts box.
The decals are from
DEAD Design and allow the following markings:
Hawker Sea Fury TT.Mk. 20, D-CAMI (only
Hawker Sea Fury TT.Mk. 20, D-COTE (two
Hawker Sea Fury TT.Mk. 20, D-CATA (two
Hawker Sea Fury TT.Mk. 20, D-CABY (only
Anybody interested in
German Air Force history should take the opportunity to get this Sea
Fury edition. The IPMS Special Edition is limited to 150 kits and can be
ordered for 17 Euro (13,50 for IPMS Deutschland members) +p&p via
firstname.lastname@example.org (also if you have further questions)
Thanks to MPM/Special Hobby for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2006 by Volker Helms
Page Created 04 October, 2006
Last updated 21 February, 2007
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