British Biplane Fighter Aircraft… Worriers of the Sky
The Fairey Flycatcher was a British single-seat biplane
fighter aircraft made from 1923 to 1934. The Flycatcher was a remarkable design
for its time and was one of the earliest aircraft specifically produced for
operation from aircraft carriers. Very popular with pilots, they were easy
to fly and very maneuverable. It was in the Flycatchers that the Fleet Air Arm
developed the combat tactics used in the Second World War.
The Hawker Fury MK-2 was a British single seat biplane
aircraft used by the Royal Air Force in the 1930s. It was a fast, agile
aircraft and holds the distinction of being the first interceptor in RAF
service to be capable of more than 200 MPH. It had highly sensitive controls
which gave it superb aerobatic performance. It had a climb rate of almost 2,400
ft/min powered by a 525 HP Kestrel engine and was armed with two 303 Vickers
Guns, with 6000 rounds of ammunition each.