Hawker Typhoon

Typhoon

Specifications / Technical Data / Description

RAF Nicknamed: ‘Tiffy’. ‘Flying Tin Opener’ (in anti tank role)
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)
Initial 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 wing-mounted
700 rounds per minute velocity: 840 metres per sec (2,800 ft/sec)
2 x bombs of up to 454 kg (1,000 lbs) under wings
OR 8 or 12 x 27 kg (60 lbs) rockets
OR two 205 litres (45 gal) drop tanks
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 Variants Typhoon F.Mk IA, Typhoon F.Mk IB, Typhoon FR.Mk IB