The Hawker Tempest was a fighter that was used by Great Britain during World War II.
The first production model of the series was the Tempest Mk V. It was designed to be a replacement for the Hawker Typhoon and had many similar visible characteristics. Notably, the radiator was similar while the wing shape was designed to be similar to the Supermarine Spitfire. The Tempest used a single Napier Sabre IIA Engine which was capable of propelling the aircraft at speeds of up to 700 km/h. For armament, the Tempest used four 20mm Hispano Mk V autocannons. The Tempest could also carry eight 27 kg bombs or eight RP-3 rockets.
The length of the Tempest was 10.2 meters while its empty weight was 4,082 kg. With a service ceiling of 11,125 meters and operational range of 1,191 kilometers, the Tempest was a very successful high-altitude fighter and became one of the most powerful aircraft operated during the war.