Hawker Tempest Mk.V (61.5")
The Hawker Tempest was a British fighter aircraft primarily used by the RAF in WWII. The Tempest was an improved derivative of the Hawker Typhoon, the type originally being known as the Typhoon II, which was intended to address the Typhoon’s unexpected fall-off of performance at high altitude by replacing its wing with a thinner laminar flow design. Having diverged considerably from the Typhoon, it was chosen to rename the aircraft Tempest. The Tempest emerged as one of the most powerful fighters of the WWII and was the fastest propeller-driven aircraft of the war at low altitude. It carried out a range of missions, including high altitude fighter sweeps, destroying V1 ‘flying bombs’, and armed reconnaissance, seeking out air and ground targets deep behind enemy lines.
This classic model design features working flaps and an all wood construction on well detailed plan sheets. It builds into a 1:8.2 scale, 1,562mm (61.5”) wingspan replica of the RAF’s fighter aircraft. Power is via a .60 cu. in. 2-stroke engine. A laser cut wood pack is also available.