Hawker Tempest

Fighter / Fighter Bomber

Hawker Tempest Mk.2 Royal Air Force PR536 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Hawker Tempest is a single-engine single-seat fighter and fighter bomber aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Ltd..
The Hawker Tempest is a development of the Hawker Typhoon.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelNapier Sabre IIA
Engine Power1626 kW2180 hp
Speed685 km/h370 kts
  426 mph
Service Ceiling11.125 m36.500 ft
Range1.191 km643 NM
740 mi.
Empty Weight4.082 kg9.000 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight6.142 kg13.540 lbs
Wing Span12,50 m41 ft 0 in
Wing Area28,1 m302 ft
Length10,26 m33 ft 8 in
Height4,90 m16 ft 1 in
First Flight24.02.1943
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1702
Developed fromHawker Typhoon
Data for (Version)Hawker Tempest Mk V
VariantsTempest Mk.V, F Mk.II, F Mk.VI, TT Mk.5

[Photo-ID: 13057] Arjun Sarup 2014-04-19
Hawker Tempest, Indian Air Force, HA623, c/n , Arjun Sarup, 2014Hawker
Tempest
Indian Air Force
Reg.: HA623
 
On display at IAF Museum Palam. Approximately 130 Tempest Mk. IIs served with the IAF from 1946-1953.
[Indira Gandhi International Airport (VIDP / DEL)]
[Photo-ID: 1268] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Hawker Tempest Mk.2, Royal Air Force, PR536, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Hawker
Tempest Mk.2
Royal Air Force
Reg.: PR536
 
ex Indian AF HA457
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]
[Photo-ID: 1267] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Hawker Tempest TT5, Royal Air Force, NV778, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Hawker
Tempest TT5
Royal Air Force
Reg.: NV778
 
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]