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Hawker Sea Fury Runway Requirements

Old 17th May 2020, 08:52
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Hawker Sea Fury Runway Requirements

Just curious after watching some videos, on the length & width for a runway required to operate a warbird as a home base. Assumptions are asphalt, day only with clear approaches. It seems that many of the fields these are operated out of are around 1100m.

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Old 17th May 2020, 09:07
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Found an empty asphalt highway?
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The Sea Fury was capable of deck landings; with strings attached...........
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Old 17th May 2020, 09:59
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If you watch the warbird ops at YTEM, many of the single engined aircraft use the grass...
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Old 17th May 2020, 11:18
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About 210m in Australia.
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Old 17th May 2020, 12:35
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Pilots Notes Sea Fury A.P. 4018A May 1950. The only takeoff performance chart is for rocket-assisted take-off. RAF and RAAF Pilots Notes Mustang and other military types do not have take-off and landing distance charts. You simply 'eye-ball' the length and hope it's enough to get airborne.
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Quick google brought up North American's own data sheet on the P-51D

North American P-51D performance figures

1040ft to get airborne at gross is pretty respectable, though 1720ft to clear a 50ft obstacle shows how the laminar wing didn't work well at lower speeds
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Sea Fury and A-1 both did 'free deck" takeoffs with about a 20 knot headwind from carriers using 500-600 ft deck runs. P-51 also did carrier trials too..
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I'd have thought a well prepared grass runway would be quite suitable unless the aircraft model in question was quite heavy. After all the Mustang was operated of grass airfields very successfully during WWII.
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Originally Posted by Momoe View Post
though 1720ft to clear a 50ft obstacle shows how the laminar wing didn't work well at lower speeds
No, it just shows low acceleration. Rate of climb is an "available excess thrust over drag" issue, not a lift coefficient issue.

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