• Hawker Tempest Mk.V "Wing Commanders"

The Hawker Tempest was a British fighter aircraft primarily used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the Second World War. The Tempest, originally known as the Typhoon II, was an improved derivative of the Hawker Typhoon, intended to address the Typhoon's unexpected deterioration in performance at high altitude by replacing its wing with a thinner laminar flow design. Since it had diverged considerably from the Typhoon, it was renamed Tempest. The Tempest emerged as one of the most powerful fighters of World War II and was the fastest single-engine propeller-driven aircraft of the war at low altitude

Tempest Mk. V – F. Mk. V – (F.5)
Single-seat fighter aircraft for the RAF, fitted with the Napier Sabre Mk. IIA, IIB or IIC inline piston engine, 801 built at Langley.
  • Tempest F. Mk. V Series 1 – Initial production version of the Tempest Mk V. Series 1 aircraft were fitted with four long-barrel 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano Mk. II cannons and continued to use some Typhoon components. 100 built.
  • Tempest F. Mk. V Series 2 – Later production version of the Tempest Mk. V, starting from Series 2. From Series 2 aircraft were fitted with four short-barrel 20 mm Mark V Hispano cannons and other production line changes. 701 built.
  • Tempest Mk. V "(PV)" – Experimental anti-tank version of the Tempest Mk. V fitted with two underwing experimental 47 mm PV (Class P, Vickers) anti-tank gun gunpods. One Tempest Mk. V (SN354) modified for testing.
  • Tempest T.T. Mk. 5 – (TT.5) – After the Second World War a number of Tempest Mk Vs were converted to serve as target tugs.

Hawker Tempest Mk. V "Wing Commanders" by KP Model

Hawker Tempest Mk.V "Wing Commanders"

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