Aircraft Photo of VX730 | Hawker Sea Fury FB11 | Australia - Navy | #35465
Registration / Serial:"VX730"
Military Code:K-109
Aircraft Original Type:Hawker Fury/Sea Fury
Aircraft Generic Type:Hawker Fury/Sea Fury
Aircraft Version:Hawker Sea Fury FB11
C/n (msn):[ VW232 ]
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Canberra / War Memorial [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Collection:Australian War Memorial
Photo Date:28 June 2010
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 35465
Photo Comment

Built in 1946 as Sea Fury F.X TF925 and delivered to 807 Squadron RN FAA. Transferred to 805 Squadron RAN but damaged in Feb 49 and rebuilt by Hawker as an FB.11 and re-serialled VW232. Sent to Australia as a ground training airframe. In 1959 acquired by Sydney Technical College as a training aid with incorrect ident VX730, which it wears to this day. In 1966 sold to the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences & placed on display at Camden Museum of Aviation 74-77. Swapped by the Australian War Memorial for a DC-3 in 1983 & restored 1999-2000.

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