May 22, 2014
by dogsbody
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Typhoon and Tempest Aces of World War 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 27)

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.