TFC SEA FURY FLIES WITH A P&W

Pete Kynsey making a second test flight in the now R-2800-powered Sea Fury T20 WG655/G-CHFP at Duxford on 22 February. COL POPE

At Duxford on 22 February, in the hands of Pete Kynsey, The Fighter Collection-operated Hawker Sea Fury T20 WG655/G-CHFP made its first flight since conversion from Bristol Centaurus to Pratt & Whitney R-2800 power. Although several Sea Furies have been fitted with R-2800 or Wright R-3350 engines in the USA and elsewhere, WG655 is the first example to go onto the British register with an American powerplant.