Specifications for the
Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Aircraft
Focus Model: Hawker Tempest F.Mk V
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Hawker - UK
Initial Year of Service: 1944
Length: 33.66ft (10.26m)
Width: 40.98ft (12.49m)
Height: 16.08ft (4.90m)
Weight (Empty): 9,251lbs (4,196kg)
Weight (MTOW): 13,640lbs (6,187kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Napier Sabre IIA water-cooled inline engine developing 2,180hp.
Maximum Speed: 435mph (700kmh; 378kts)
Maximum Range: 740miles (1,191km)
Service Ceiling: 36,499ft (11,125m; 6.9miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 3,000 feet per minute (914m/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.
Canada, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and the United Kingdom.