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HAWKER FURY/WE820
"Critical Mass"


           
Serial #: WE280
Construction #:
  ES.8504
Civil Registration:
  D-FOTE
  D-COTE
  N85SF
  Model(s):
  Fury T Mk. 20S
Name: Critical Mass
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2003

History:
Hawker-Siddley Aircraft Ltd, Langley, 1957-1958.
- Remanufactured as T. Mk. 20S target tug, May 1958.
Federal Republic Of Germany, Bonn, September 1958.
- Registered as D-FOTE.
Deutsche Luftfahrt-Beratungsdienst, Bonn, 1963-1972.
- Registered as D-COTE.
John J. Stokes/Warbirds Of The World, San Marcos, TX, 1980.
- Registered as N85SF.
Eric Lorentzen, Caldwell, NJ, 1984-1987.
- Rebuilt as modified racer with Wright R-3350.
-- Mods included a square tailplane, clipped wings, low canopy.
- Flew as race #88/Blind Man's Bluff.
Eric Lorentzen/Window Majic Of Arizona Inc, Scottsdale, AZ, August 1987-1988.
Steven A. Bolan, Scottsdale, AZ, January 1988-1989.
Bill Woods/Western Wings Aircraft Sales Co, Oakland, OR, October 1989-1990.
- Flew as race #90.
- Damaged during gear up landing, Reno, NV, September 1990.
Tom A. Dwelle, Auburn, CA, 1991-2003.
- Rebuilt to airworthy.
- First flight, September 4, 1993.
- Flown as race #10/Critical Mass.
- Damaged when high pressure bottle exploded, 1995.
-- Dwelle injured.
-- Damage repaired.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner - Warbirds Resource Group, www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org, 2003
W.J. Pearce/Republic Photo.

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