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 for it and development of the Sea Fury continued. The bubble acrylic canopy offered an uninterrupted view of the surrounding sky as the material could support its own weight without an intrusive metal framework.