Hawker Sea Fury cockpit canopy

Side view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Front view of a cockpit canopy showing the bubble shape. Front view of a cockpit canopy showing the bubble shape. Side view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Rear view of a cockpit canopy showing the bubble shape. Side view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the bubble shape. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the inner surface. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the inner surface. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the sliding wheels. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing a small amount of damage to the acrylic.
Side view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Front view of a cockpit canopy showing the bubble shape. Front view of a cockpit canopy showing the bubble shape. Side view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Rear view of a cockpit canopy showing the bubble shape. Side view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the metal frame. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the bubble shape. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the inner surface. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the inner surface. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing the sliding wheels. Close view of a cockpit canopy showing a small amount of damage to the acrylic.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 008190
Country
Date
1945 - 1955 (circa)

Description

This cockpit canopy comes from a Hawker Sea Fury. The Sea Fury was a fighter plane designed by Sydney Camm and manufactured by Hawker Aircraft. It was first developed during the Second World War but did not come into service until 1947 and was the last propeller driven fighter to serve the Royal Navy. The original development of the Fury was in response to a wartime requirement of the RAF but as the war came to a close the RAF cancelled its order. The Royal Navy saw a use of it and development of the Sea Fury continued. The bubble acrylic canopy offered a uninterupted view of the surrounding sky as the material could support its own weight without an intrusive metal framework.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer
Dimensions
Width
655mm
Height
450mm
Length
1470mm
Method
Material Note
plastic
acrylic canopy
PMMA
polymethyl methacrylate
metal frame
Colour Note
canopy
metal parts