Titles: Hawker Tempest No’s 1 and 2

The Hawker Tempest was developed from the Typhoon by replacing the wing with a thinner laminar flow design intended to correct the high altitude performance deficiency of the Typhoon. The Tempest was one of the fastest propeller driven aircraft of WW2, especially at low altitude, but came too late for any real impact and only 1,702 were built. The first operational mark was the Tempest V followed by the Tempest VI, which holds the distinction of being last piston-engined fighter in operational RAF service. A number of Tempest V’s continued post-war service as target-tugs. The Tempest II used the Bristol Centaurus radial engine but did not enter production until late 1944.

We offer two titles including flight manuals covering most variants of the Hawker Tempest. Each title is US$9.95. The first title includes the Flight and Maintenance manuals for the Tempest II variant and the second title includes three flight manuals (titled “Pilot’s Notes” by the RAF) for all other variants of the Tempest. The flight manuals have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.

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Title 1 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Tempest II, AP2458B-PN dated August 1946 with approx 47 pages.
  • RAF Servicing and Descriptive Handbook for the Tempest II, Air Publication 2458B amended to 29-8-50 with approx 381 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Tempest V, AP2458C-PN dated July 1944 with approx 47 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Tempest VI, AP2458D-PN dated September 1946 with approx 44 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Tempest TT.5, AP2458E-PN dated July 1950 with approx 47 pages.