Specifications for the
Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Aircraft
Focus Model: Hawker Tempest F.Mk V
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Hawker Aircraft Limited - UK
Initial Year of Service: 1944
Production Total: 1,422
Length: 33.66 ft (10.26 m)
Width: 40.98 ft (12.49 m)
Height: 16.08ft (4.90 m)
Weight (Empty): 9,251 lb (4,196 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 13,640 lb (6,187 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Napier Sabre IIA water-cooled inline engine developing 2,180 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 435 mph (700 kmh; 378 kts)
Maximum Range: 740 miles (1,191 km)
Service Ceiling: 36,499 ft (11,125 m; 6.9 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 3,000 feet-per-minute (914 m/min)
4 x 20mm Hispano Mk V cannons
External ordnance of up to 2,000lbs consisting of bombs or rockets.
Hawker P.1012 - Hawker Design Designation
Typhoon F.Mk II - Original Designation based on the Typhoon series of fighter-bomber aircraft.
Tempest F.Mk I - Single Prototype Example; fitted with Napier Sabre IV engine; 400 production models ordered but abandoned when engine issues arose.
Tempest F.Mk II - Fitted with Bristol Centaurus engine of 2,520 horsepower; production models featured Centaurus V radial engines; 136 production examples produced.
Tempest FB.Mk II - Fighter-Bomber Variant of the base F.Mk II production model with underwing pylons for rockets and bombs; 338 examples produced.
Tempest F.Mk III - Prototype Model fitted with the Rolls-Royce Griffin piston engine.
Tempest F.Mk IV - Mk III prototype model fitted with Rolls-Royce Griffon 61 series powerplant.
Tempest F.Mk V (Series I) - Fitted with Napier Sabre II engine; long-barrel Mark II Hispano series cannons; 100 examples produced.
Tempest F.Mk V (Series II) - Fitted with Napier Sabre II engine; short-barrel Mark V Hispano series cannons; 700 examples produced.
Tempest F.Mk III - Prototypes of which 2 ordered; fitted with Rolls-Royce Griffon IIB in-line engine.
Tempest F.Mk VI - "Tropicalized" Variant; fitted with Sabre V engines of 2,340 horsepower; 142 examples produced.
Tempest TT.Mk V - Target Tugs of Mk V production model conversions.
Tempest TT.Mk VI - Target Tugs of Mk VI production model conversions.
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