KPM0219 1/72 Hawker Tempest Mk.V 'Wing Commanders'

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KPM0219 1/72 Hawker Tempest Mk.V 'Wing Commanders'
Product Code: KPM0219
Brand: Kovozavody Prostejov
WAS: £13.70
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The Hawker Tempest was a British fighter aircraft primarily used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the Second World War. The Tempest, originally known as the Typhoon II, was an improved derivative of the Hawker Typhoon, intended to address the Typhoon's unexpected deterioration in performance at high altitude by replacing its wing with a thinner laminar flow design. Since it had diverged considerably from the Typhoon, it was renamed Tempest. The Tempest emerged as one of the most powerful fighters of World War II and was the fastest single-engine propeller-driven aircraft of the war at low altitude

Upon entering service in 1944, the Tempest was used as a low-level interceptor, particularly against the V-1 flying bomb threat, and as a ground attack platform, in which it supported major events such as Operation Market Garden. Later, it successfully targeted the rail infrastructure in Germany and Luftwaffe aircraft on the ground, as well as countering such attacks by German fighters. The Tempest was effective in the low-level interception role, including against newly developed jet-propelled aircraft such as the Messerschmitt Me 262.

The further-developed Tempest II did not enter service until after the end of hostilities. It had several improvements, including being tropicalised for combat against Japan in South-East Asia as part of the Commonwealth Tiger Force.

KPM are a Czech based manufacturer and part of AZ Models. This is an all new tool kit of the Hawker Tempest. This looks to be an excellent, probably now the best Tempest kit in 1/72. This boxing has decals for three different aircraft, flown by RAF Wing Commanders, from WW2 and post WW2

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