Aeroplane Monthly 1987-03
MICHAEL O'LEARY'S photograph features Ellsworth Getchell's ex-Royal Australian Navy Sea Fury. N260X Imported into the USA in early Sixties, the Fury was raced briefly and then allowed to lapse into a derelict condition. Airline pilot Getchell completely rebuilt the airframe and also built up two Bristol Centaurus engines. The photograph was taken in 1982.
“I’ve heard of water bailiffs but this is ridiculous!”
First flight of the Bristol Buckingham - the "Nearly Bomber" - February 4, 1943