- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Highly detailed
- Stand included
- Measures 5.25” L x 5.75” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors
The Hawker Typhoon (Tiffy in RAF slang) is a British single-seat fighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft. It was intended to be a medium–high altitude interceptor, as a replacement for the Hawker Hurricane but several design problems were encountered and it never completely satisfied this requirement.
The Typhoon was originally designed to mount twelve .303 inch (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns and be powered by the latest 2,000 hp engines. Its service introduction in mid-1941 was plagued with problems and for several months the aircraft faced a doubtful future. When the Luftwaffe brought the formidable Focke-Wulf Fw 190 into service in 1941, the Typhoon was the only RAF fighter capable of catching it at low altitudes; as a result it secured a new role as a low-altitude interceptor.
The Typhoon became established in roles such as night-time intruder and long-range fighter. From late 1942 the Typhoon was equipped with bombs and from late 1943 RP-3 rockets were added to its armoury. With those weapons and its four 20mm Hispano autocannons, the Typhoon became one of the Second World War's most successful ground-attack aircraft.
This model represents a Hawker Typhoon flown by Squadron Leader Basil G. “Stapme” Stapleton of No 247 Squadron, Royal Air Force 1944. Stapleton was a fighter ace who flew Spitfires and Typhoons during the Second World War. No 247 Squadron was heavily involved in attacks in Northern France prior to and including D-Day. No 247 Squadron also supported the Arnhem campaign during Operation Market Garden, which was the largest airborne operation up to that point in World War II.
This Oxford Diecast model is highly detailed collectors model. The model features authentic paint scheme, realistic panel lines. Display stand showing aircraft “in flight”.
This Hawker Typhoon is an excellent addition to your model aircraft collection.
Length: 31 ft 11.5 in (9.73 m)
Wingspan: 41 ft 7 in (12.67 m)
Height: 15 ft 4 in (4.66 m)
Wing area: 279 ft² (29.6 m²)
Empty weight: 8,840 lb (4,010 kg)
Loaded weight: 11,400 lb (5,170 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 13,250 lb (6,010 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Napier Sabre IIA, IIB or IIC liquid-cooled H-24 piston engine, 2,180, 2,200 or 2,260 hp (1,626, 1,640 or 1,685 kW)
Propellers: 3 or 4-blade; de Havilland or Rotol propeller
Maximum speed: 412 mph (663 km/h) at 19,000 ft (5,800 m) with Sabre IIB & 4-bladed propeller
Stall speed: 88 mph (142 km/h) IAS with flaps up
Range: 510 mi (821 km)
Service ceiling: 35,200 ft (10,729 m)
Rate of climb: 2,740 ft/min (13.59 m/s)
Wing loading: 40.9 lb/ft² (174.8 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.20 hp/lb (0.33 kW/kg)
Guns: 4 × 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannon
Rockets: 8 × RP-3 unguided air-to-ground rockets.
Bombs: 2 × 500 lb (227 kg) or 2 × 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs