Hawker's Typhoon, powered by the Napier Sabre engine, came along as the successor to the Hurricane. Faster and at least as heavily armed as the Hurricane, and not making demands on the supply of Merlin engines, the Tiffy soon found its niche in the ground-attack role.
Developed from the Typhoon, the Hawker Tempest appeared later in the War. Because of the family relationship and the limited amount of coverage of the Tempest it is included here.
- "Hawker Typhoon and the Napier Sabre" [ HTML ] introduces the Typhoon, with some description of its Napier Sabre engine and estimates of performance based on the Hurricane's performance and the announced changes.
- "Hawker Typhoon "Unwrapped" [ HTML ] is one of the very first detailed descriptions of the Typhoon.
- "Second TAF" [ HTML ] talks of the use of Typhoons in the ground-attack role after D-Day.
- A news clip from September, 1944, [ HTML ] mentions that the Typhoons were getting four-bladed propellers.
- "Hawker Typhoon "Unwrapped" [ HTML ] includes 3 photos.
- A Yearbook entry from 1944 shows the Typhoon from 2 o'clock low.
- A news clip with photo from 1944, "War Drome Gas Savings" shows a Typhoon being towed by a tractor, to save the aviation fuel it would take to taxi the plane.
- A black-and-white Gallery drawing, "Typhoon IB," shows a pair of Typhoons from 11 o'clock low. Planes have invasion stripes, RAF markings.
- "Aviation's Sketchbook of Design Detail" for May, 1944, includes 3 drawings:
- A Yearbook entry for 1945 shows a Tempest V in flight, seen from 2 o'clock, with a dimensioned 3-view line drawing.
- A Yearbook entry for 1945 shows a Typhoon RP on the ground from 9 o'clock, with a dimensioned 3-view line drawing.
- A set of Sketchbook drawings from July, 1945 (redrawn from Aeroplane) show details of the Tempest V: