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.


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

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, 03.01.2014

I discovered the nose portion of the Fury, we had it moved to Flixton Museum where it has been restored.

Terrence Murphy, 15.11.2012

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, 25.06.2010

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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