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Hawker Tempest TT Mk 5 Military Aircraft

The Hawker Tempest was a British WW2 fighter developed from the Hawker Typhoon, half the Tempest's produced were the Hawker Tempest Mk V powered by the 2,180 hp Napier Sabre 24 cylinder engine, it was said by German Messerschmitt Me 262's pilots to be the most dangerous allied fighter they encountered due to it's four 20 mm Hispano cannons combined with a very high speed at low altitudes. After the end of WW2 the RAF required a fast target tug to see in the era of the jet fighter, the Hawker Tempest Mk V was chosen to fulfil the role and a number of the surviving WW2 Tempest Mk-V's were converted into Hawker Tempest TT Mk 5.

Hawker Tempest TT Mk 5 Military Aircraft

 

Hawker Tempest Mk V Specifications:

  • Crew: Pilot only
  • Length: 33 ft 8 in (10.26 m)
  • Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.49 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 1 in (4.90 m)
  • Empty weight: 9,250 lb (4,195 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 11,400 lb (5,176 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 13,640 lb (6,190 kg)
  • Engine: Single Napier Sabre 2,180 hp (1,625 kW) liquid-cooled H-24 sleeve-valve engine
  • Maximum speed: 435 mph at 19,000 ft (700 km/h at 5,791 m)
  • Range: 740 mi (1,190 km)
  • Service ceiling: 36,500 ft (11,125 m)
  • Rate of climb: 4,700 ft/min (23.9 m/s)
 

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