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Sort of a “super” Typhoon, the Hawker Tempest had unbelievable technical qualities for a World War 2 airplane. Starting in 1944, it became what was probably the best British propeller fighter aircraft of the war. Thanks to its capacities, the Tempest was responsible for the loss of twenty German Me 262 (the first operational jet aircraft).

Sort of a “super” Typhoon, the Hawker Tempest had unbelievable technical qualities for a World War 2 airplane. Starting in 1944, it became what was probably the best British propeller fighter aircraft of the war. Thanks to its capacities, the Tempest was responsible for the loss of twenty German Me 262 (the first operational jet aircraft).

Hawker Tempest Mk.V

Hawker Tempest Mk.V

https://flic.kr/p/9DsY4x | Hawker Tempests. | This pair of Mk. V's demonstrate the two different power plants tried out. Nearest is an experimental machine fitted with an annular radiator for its Sabre engine, while EJ 823 was a standard in service version with a Napier Sabre engine with the well known "beard" radiator.

https://flic.kr/p/9DsY4x | Hawker Tempests. | This pair of Mk. V's demonstrate the two different power plants tried out. Nearest is an experimental machine fitted with an annular radiator for its Sabre engine, while EJ 823 was a standard in service version with a Napier Sabre engine with the well known "beard" radiator.

WWII 1942 - Royal Air Force (RAF) Hawker Tempest (Single-Engined Piston Fighter)

WWII 1942 - Royal Air Force (RAF) Hawker Tempest (Single-Engined Piston Fighter)

Hawker Tempest Mk V - something of the brute power of this aircraft comes over in this photo: it's 2235 hp was more than any other WW2 piston engined fighter, and it was capable of over 450 mph in level flight.

Hawker Tempest Mk V - something of the brute power of this aircraft comes over in this photo: it's 2235 hp was more than any other WW2 piston engined fighter, and it was capable of over 450 mph in level flight.

Hawker Typhoon var ett brittiskt jakt/attackflygplan som användes under senare delen av andra världskriget.  Hawker Typhoon var ett flygplan konstruerat under mitten av andra världskriget av tillverkaren Hawker som tidigare skapat Hawker Hurricane. Hawker Typhoon var i grunden ett jaktplan bestyckat med tolv 7,7 mm kulsprutor i vingarna.

Hawker Typhoon var ett brittiskt jakt/attackflygplan som användes under senare delen av andra världskriget. Hawker Typhoon var ett flygplan konstruerat under mitten av andra världskriget av tillverkaren Hawker som tidigare skapat Hawker Hurricane. Hawker Typhoon var i grunden ett jaktplan bestyckat med tolv 7,7 mm kulsprutor i vingarna.

Canadian fighter pilots with a Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB

Canadian fighter pilots with a Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB

Hawker Typhoon

Hawker Typhoon

Hawker Tempest II

Hawker Tempest II

Hawker Hurricane I This is my favorite British Aircraft from the Second World War. It was the real work horse during the Battle of Britain.

Hawker Hurricane I This is my favorite British Aircraft from the Second World War. It was the real work horse during the Battle of Britain.

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