Cover image for Typhoon/Tempest aces of World War 2.
Title:
Typhoon/Tempest aces of World War 2.
Author:
Thomas, Chris.
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Osprey, 1999.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781855327795
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Hawker Typhoon and Tempest - two aircraft types with widely differing reputations. The former was a technical nightmare redeemed as a ground attack machine, whilst the latter proved to be the most superlative low and medium level fighter to see service with the RAF, and arguably any air force, during the latter stages of World War 2. With 246 enemy aircraft destroyed by the Typhoon and 239 by the Tempest, over 40 aces flew one or both types in combat, and men like 'Foob' Fairbanks and Johnny Baldwin attained double-figure scores with the Hawker fighters.


Author Notes

Son of a Typhoon pilot, Chris Thomas is arguably Britain's best authority on the Typhoon/Tempest family, having served as Air Britain's specialist on the type for over two decades.