AC103 Oxford RAF SN330 3 Squadron Hawker Tempest MkV

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AC103
Oxford 1/72nd scale
RAF
SN330
3 Squadron
Hawker Tempest MkV

RRP  £16.00

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Model Description

Oxford 1/72nd scale AC103 RAF SN330 3 Squadron Hawker Tempest MkV. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

The Hawker Tempest is a British fighter aircraft primarily used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the Second World War. The Tempest, originally known as the Typhoon II, was an improved derivative of the Hawker Typhoon, intended to address the Typhoon’s unexpected deterioration in performance at high altitude by replacing its wing with a thinner laminar flow design. Having diverged considerably from the Typhoon, it was chosen to rename the aircraft Tempest. The Tempest emerged as one of the most powerful fighters of World War II and was the fastest single-engine propeller-driven aircraft of the war at low altitude.

Upon entering service in 1944, the Tempest was used as a low-level interceptor, particularly against the V-1 flying bomb threat, and as a ground attack platform, in which it supported major events such as Operation Market Garden. Later, it successfully targeted the rail infrastructure in Germany and Luftwaffe aircraft on the ground, as well as countering such attacks by German fighters. The Tempest was effective in the low-level interception role, including against newly developed jet-propelled aircraft such as the Messerschmitt Me 262.

The further-developed Tempest II did not enter service until after the end of hostilities. It had several improvements, including being tropicalised for combat against Japan in South-East Asia as part of the Commonwealth Tiger Force.

RRP  £16.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: AC103

Model categories:
1/72nd scale Propeller Aircraft, Future Military Model Releases, Hawker Tempest, Military Aviation, WWII Aircraft