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Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB 1/72 Hobby Boss 80232

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Brand: Hobby Boss
Product Code: Hobby Boss 80232
Date Added: 28.04.2014
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Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB
1/72 
Aircrafts, Planes
Hobby Boss 80231

Manufacturer: Hobby Boss
Scale: 1/72
Material: Plastic
Paint: Unpainted, Unassembled, Kit do not contain paints and glue.
Condition: New in Box

The Hawker Typhoon (Tiffy in RAF slang), was a British single-seatfighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft. It was designed 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.When theLuftwaffe 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.From late 1942 the Typhoon was equipped with bombs and from late 1943 RP-3 ground attack rockets were added to its armoury. Using these two weapons, the Typhoon became one of the Second World War's most successful ground-attack aircraft.The Typhoon was first produced with forward-opening side doors (complete with wind-down windows), with a transparent "roof" hinged to open to the left. The first 162 Typhoons featured a built-up metal-skinned fairing behind the pilot's armoured headrest; the mast for the radio aerial protruded through the fairing.Starting in January 1943, R8809 was used to test a new, clear, one piece sliding "bubble" canopy and its associated new windscreen structure which had slimmer frames which provided a far superior field of view to the car-door type. From November 1943 all production aircraft, starting with JR333, were to be so fitted.General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 31 ft 11.5 in[nb 18] (9.73 m)
  • Wingspan: 41 ft 7 in (12.67 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 4 in [nb 19] (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 [nb 20] (6,010 kg)
  • Powerplant: 3 or 4-blade de Havilland or Rotol propeller × 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) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 412 mph with Sabre IIB & 4-bladed propeller(663 km/h) at 19,000 ft (5,485 m)
  • Stall speed: 88 mph (142 km/h) IAS with flaps up
  • Range: 510 mi [nb 22] (821 km)
  • Service ceiling: 35,200 ft (10,729 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,740 ft/min [nb 23] (13.59 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 45.8 lb/ft² (223.5 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.20 hp/lb (0.33 kW/kg)

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