The most successful aircraft of the Korean War

On June 25 1950, the Korean War began – a conflict renowned for the sheer volume of aircraft involved on both sides. Here are some of the most significant aeroplanes from the campaign (including one that Neil Armstrong had to eject from)

Hawker Sea Fury
Crew: 1
Length: 34.6ft
Wingspan: 38.3ft
Maximum speed: 460mph
Range: 700 miles
Used primarily as a ground-attack aircraft during the Korean War, the Sea Fury flew with various Naval Air Squadrons from the Royal Navy’s light fleet carriers HMS Glory, HMS Theseus, and HMS Ocean, as well as the Australian carrier HMAS Sydney. On August 8, 1952, Sea Fury WJ232, flown by Lieutenant Peter "Hoagy" Carmichael of 802NAS, was credited with shooting down a MiG-15 - one of the very few examples of a jet fighter being successfully engaged by a piston-engined aircraft.

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