Felixstowe Fury


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Felixstowe Fury

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.

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Felixstowe Fury

 ENGINE5 x 334hp Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII inline piston engine
  Take-off weight11483 kg25316 lb
  Empty weight8438 kg18603 lb
  Wingspan37.5 m123 ft 0 in
  Length19.26 m63 ft 2 in
  Height8.38 m28 ft 6 in
  Wing area288.8 m23108.61 sq ft
  Max. speed156 km/h97 mph
  Ceiling3660 m12000 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, 17.04.2020 David Pollard

Thats what we were told when we found it being used as a potting shed
by several; experts. But the Flixton museum are probably correct.


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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