The Felixstowe Fury, also known as the Porte Super Baby, was a large British, five-engined triplane flying-boat designed by John Cyril Porte of the Seaplane Experimental Station, Felixstowe
Although the test-flying programme demonstrated the aircraft's suitability for long-distance flight, on 11 August 1919 (the eve of a planned flight from England to South Africa) it stalled into the sea on take-off, killing one member of the crew and suffering irreparable damage.
| ENGINE||5 x 334hp Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII inline piston engine|
| Take-off weight||11483 kg||25316 lb|
| Empty weight||8438 kg||18603 lb|
| Wingspan||37.5 m||123 ft 0 in|
| Length||19.26 m||63 ft 2 in|
| Height||8.38 m||28 ft 6 in|
| Wing area||288.8 m2||3108.61 sq ft|
| Max. speed||156 km/h||97 mph|
| Ceiling||3660 m||12000 ft|
|David Pollard, 12.11.2015 00:54|
Are you sure that it is the nose of the Felistowe Fury in the Flixton Museum because teh museum website states that it is a Felixstowe F5?
|david Eadsforth, e-mail, 03.01.2014 18:47|
I discovered the nose portion of the Fury, we had it moved to Flixton Museum where it has been restored.
|Terrence Murphy, e-mail, 15.11.2012 01:44|
I found a picture on Flckr that shows a Fury with a different tail configuration. So there must have been some modifications made.
|Chris Bryant, e-mail, 25.06.2010 13:59|
In keeping with its experimental role this aircraft was electric rudder controls at one time - the first use of fly-by-wire I think. It also had electric revolution counters for its engines.
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