Hawker Typhoon

Typhoon

Specifications / Technical Data / Description

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Nicknamed:

‘Tiffy’. ‘Flying Tin Opener’ (in anti tank role)
RAF
Manufacturer
Hawker Aircraft Limited
Designed by
Sydney Camm
1937
Type
Fighter-bomber
Crew
1
Propulsion
1 x liquid-cooled H-24 piston engine
Engine Model
Napier Sabre II
Engine Power
1,625 kW
2,180 hp
Max level speed
663 km/hr at 5,800 m
412 mph at 19,000 ft
Cruising speed
409 km/hr at 4,572 m
254 mph at 15,000 ft
Climb rate
835 metres per minute
2,740 feet per min
Service Ceiling
10,728 m
35,200 ft
Range
820 km (with bombs)
510 miles
Empty Weight
3,992 kg
8,800 lbs
Max. Takeoff Weight
6,010 kg
13,250 lbs
Wing Span
12.67 m
41 ft 7 in
Wing Area
25.9 m²
279 ft²
Length
9.73 m
31 ft 11 in
Height
4.66 m
15 ft 3.5 in
Armament

4 x 20mm Hispano cannons

2 x bombs of up to 454 kg (1,000 lbs)

or 8 or 12 x 27 kg (60 lbs) rockets
or two 205 litres (45 gal) drop tanks

wing-mounted

underwing
Data for version
Typhoon Mk 1B
First combat mission
Late 1941
Final delivery (all variants)
November 1945
Total production
15,586
ICAO Code
TYPH (?)

Production Versions

Typhoon F.Mk IA, Typhoon F.Mk IB, Typhoon FR.Mk IB