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Trumpeter 1/72 Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 – The MiG Killer

It all started one evening when I stopped by a magazine shop at the railway station and bought a magazine about the Korean War. I read about Peter Carmichael’s Sea Fury WJ232 and his kill on the jet-powered MiG-15. A couple of weeks later a Fleet Air Arm GB started and my choice of subject was obvious.

I enjoyed this build a lot. The kit wasn’t too bad but the decals where a bit dodgy so I decided to paint the UN ident markings.

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16 responses to Trumpeter 1/72 Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 – The MiG Killer

  1. Tommy, I was led to understand that Carmichael’s ‘kill’ actually belonged to Brian (‘Schmoo’) Ellis. I’m sure Tom C will be along here to give us the skinny on this one.

    Great build, looks the dog’s…whiskers.


  2. Looks outstanding!

  3. Wow, great looking model plane Tommy! I love the Sea Fury and the “MiG killer” story. Here’s my take on that bird:

  4. Beautifully done!!

  5. Excellent build and presentation, Tommy…..nice work.

  6. Tommy,

    I am blessed with the real thing just down the road. But, they replaced the motor with a Wright 3350 and a Sky Raider prop. It spends its time at Reno…your kit does a fine job of representing the Hawker line. One of the ultimate piston fighters of our time and its neat to read the Mig-15 kill story.

    Two thumbs up

  7. Tommy, Really nice looking Sea Fury. I really enjoy checking out nice models and this is very nice !

  8. Very nice looking model Tommy.

  9. An excellent Sea Fury! I built two of the old Novo kits before the Trumpeter version came out, so probably won’t get around to another, but this is a vastly superior kit.

  10. Thanks for the kind words, guys! I really appreciate it 🙂

  11. Hello Tommy,
    Beautiful model. Famous model in the FAA inventory.
    I had to read it two times, but yes it is 1/72 scale.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

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