Hawker Typhoon

Hawker Typhoon Tankbuster Napier Sabre 24 cylinder H engine

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 piston engined fighter, and it was capable of over 450 mph in level flight.

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.

"Last of the big, butch piston engined warriors" KB RAF Hawker Tempest Mk V - World War 2

AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: HAWKER TEMPEST. Tempest Mark V protoype, HM595: cockpit interior, port front. Photograph taken at Hawker Aircraft Ltd, Langley, Berkshire

ATP Tempest Mark V protoype cockpit interior port front. Photograph taken at Hawker Aircraft Ltd Langley Berkshire.

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