Hawker Tempest Mk.V Vacu Canopy

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Scale
1:144
MSRP
$5.73
Product / Stock #
BRL144176
Base Kit
Mark I Hawker Tempest Mk.V
Company: Brengun - Website: Visit Site
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Product

The Item

If you want to bring your Mark I Hawker Tempest Mk.V aircraft kit to the next level, this excellent canopy set is just the thing for you. This crystal clear vacu-formed canopy provides an excellent viewing piece for the cockpit area

Adhesion can be done in a variety of ways including thin cements, paint, or even floor polish, depending on the part’s requirements.

All-in-all this set will definitely enhance the appearance of your Mark I Piper L4 Cub Grasshopper kit.

The Subject

The Hawker Tempest Mk.V was a British fighter aircraft that was primarily used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the Second World War.

It was developed from the Hawker Typhoon, and intended to address the Typhoon’s unexpected deterioration in performance at high altitude by replacing its wing with a thinner laminar flow design.

The Tempest emerged as one of the most powerful fighters of World War II and at low altitude was the fastest single-engine propeller-driven aircraft of the war.

The Tempest V had a top speed of 442 mph, range of 820 miles with a service ceiling of 32,200 ft. It was powered by the 2,200-hp Napier Sabre IIB engine and armed with four 20mm cannons and either 1,000lb bombs or rocket projectiles.

The Tempest V was used for low-level interception, particularly against the V-1 flying bomb threat, and ground attack supporting major invasions like Operation Market Garden.

Later, it successfully targeted the rail infrastructure in Germany and Luftwaffe aircraft on the ground, as well as countering similar attacks by German fighters. The further-developed Tempest II did not enter service until after the end of hostilities.

Thanks go to Brengun for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

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