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Hawker Sea Fury FB.50/60 * Retired *
22 FB.50/60 Hawker built, delivered 12 April to 25 May 1948 (10 Mk.50), and 12 May to 20 July 1950 (12 Mk.60). In 1951 the surviving Mk.50s were rebuilt by Hawker to Mk.60 standard. Serials 10-1 to 10-22 (later 6-1 to 6-22), last withdrawn 26 January 1957. Used by 3 Sqn.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
10-1     12 Apr 1948 Mk.50, accident Valkenburg w/o 27 July 1950
10-2     12 Apr 1948 Mk.50, later 6-2, scrapped 26 Jan 1957*
10-3     12 Apr 1948 Mk.50, later 6-3, scrapped 12 Mar 1956*
10-4     21 Apr 1948 Mk.50, later 6-4, wfu 8 June 1956*, sold 1959 to Fa. Akersloot, Zandvoort
10-5     21 Apr 1948 Mk.50, later 6-5, scrapped 1 Apr 1955*
10-6     21 Apr 1948 Mk.50, later 6-6, in the sea off Karel Doorman, w/o 11 June 1952
10-7     21 May 1948 Mk.50, later 6-7, scrapped 20 Apr 1956
10-8     26 June 1948 Mk.50, later 6-8, accident Valkenburg, w/o 24 Jan 1955
10-9     14 May 1948 Mk.50, later 6-9, collision with KLu Thunderjet K-103, w/o 14 April 1954
10-10     25 May 1948 Mk.50, later 6-10, scrapped 4 Jan 1956*
10-11   VX712 12 May 1950 Mk.60, later 6-11, scrapped 23 Jan 1957*
10-12   VX713 12 May 1950 Mk.60, later 6-12, accident in UK 31 Aug 1951, w/o 27 Feb 1952
10-13   VX714 12 May 1950 Mk.60, later 6-13, wfu 11 June 1956*, sold 1959 to Fa. Akersloot, Zandvoort
10-14   VX715 12 May 1950 Mk.60, later 6-14, to HTS Haarlem 10 Jan 1956*
10-15   VX716 12 May 1950 Mk.60, in the sea off Noordwijk, w/o 12 Jan 1951
10-16   VX717 12 May 1950 Mk.60, later 6-16, wfu 9 May 1956*, sold 1959 to Fa. Akersloot, Zandvoort
10-17   VX718 20 July 1950 Mk.60, later 6-17, scrapped 25 May 1956*
10-18   VX719 20 July 1950 Mk.60, later 6-18, scrapped 9 Aug 1956*
10-19   VX744 20 July 1950 Mk.60, later 6-19, wfu 13 June 1956*, sold 1959 to Fa. Akersloot, Zandvoort
10-20   VX745 20 July 1950 Mk.60, later 6-20, scrapped 13 June 1956*
10-21   VX746 20 July 1950 Mk.60, later 6-21, scrapped 23 Jan 1957*
10-22   VX747 20 July 1950 Mk.60, later 6-22, wfu 12 Mar 1956*, sold 1959 to Fa. Akersloot, Zandvoort
* official date of wfu is 18 Apr 1947 for these aircraft.

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III Plus)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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