Hawker Sea Fury is a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 copy

Watching a YouTube video of a Hawker Sea Fury I immediately thought, “That looks like a Focke-Wulf 190!” - turns out it is.

On 23 June, 1942, Luftwaffe Pilot Oberleutnant Arnim Faber erroneously landed his Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3 fighter at RAF Pembrey, apparently having mistaken this airfield for a Luftwaffe channel coast airfield. The British were thereby presented with a working example of the Fw 190 fighter, which had been giving the RAF an extremely difficult time. The Hawker Fury design was a direct result of the examination of Faber's Fw 190A-3. Examination of Faber's aircraft was largely responsible for the preparation of Specification F.6/42, which called for a new, high-performance fighter.

One comment on “Hawker Sea Fury is a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 copy”

  1. The Hawker Sea Fury was developed as a specification for a Naval fighter that dated back to 1935/36! They looked at what the Japanese and US were developing! The large rotary US fighters had much more impact than the 190! Some aspects of the 190 were incorperated ie the engine cowling/cooling system! To say that it is a copy is utter nonsense!

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