Hawker Tempest Mk V - something of the brute power of this aircraft comes over in this photo: it's 2235 hp was more than any other WW2 piston engined fighter, and it was capable of over 450 mph in level flight.
This pair of Mk. V Hawker Tempest's demonstrate the two different power plants tried out. Nearest is an experimental machine fitted with an annular radiator for its Sabre engine, while EJ 823 was a standard in service version with a Napier Sabre engine with the well known "beard" radiator.
Sort of a “super” Typhoon, the Hawker Tempest had unbelievable technical qualities for a World War 2 airplane. Starting in 1944, it became what was probably the best British propeller fighter aircraft of the war. Thanks to its capacities, the Tempest was responsible for the loss of twenty German Me 262 (the first operational jet aircraft).
Le Hawker Tempest (tempête) chasseur-bombardier pourfendeur de V1 et de chasseurs à réaction allemands. Seul appareil à hélice allié, avec le P-47 Thunderbolt, à approcher le mur du son (800 km/h en piqué)