Hawker Tempest V in RAF Service (WPA 29)
by Chris Thomas
"An often requested subject, we are delighted to launch the Tempest V into the WPA series as one of the best RAF fighters of WW2.
Once again we’re delighted to have Typhoon and Tempest expert Chris Thomas as author for this one. Not only has Chris covered the well known story of the Mk V, he has also managed to uncover some new information and photos which even the most committed Tempest enthusiast will find of interest.
As with all the books in this series, we’ve enhanced the photos to pull out the shadow detail and have added arrows and letters to identify points of interest.
This book contains approx 120 original wartime/post-war photos and 6 in-depth colour profiles."
Eagles of Destiny: Volume 1: Birth and Growth of the Royal Pakistan Air Force 1947-1956
by Usman Shabbir and Yawar Mazhar
"To say that the Pakistan Air Force has an eventful history would not be an overstatement. From its very inception it was involved in the support of ground troops in Kashmir while trying to stand on its own feet in the immediate aftermath of the partition of British India. Two major wars ensued in which it performed well against the numerically superior Indian Air Force.
Publisher: Helion and Company
Tempest II - An illustrated history of the Tempest Mk. II
by Christopher Thomas
A pictorial book that covers Tempest Mk.IIs in RAF Royal Indian Air Force and Royal Pakistan Air Force.
NOTE: A book included with Eduard's The Ultimate Tempest 1/48 kit of Tempest Mk.II. Not sold separately.
The Hawker Tempest Mk V: - The New Zealanders - (SQUADRONS! Book 50)
by Phil Listemann
"The Hawker Tempest was derived from the Hawker Typhoon. The new design was tested with various engines and eventually the Mk V was the first to enter service making its operational debut in January 1944 with the ADGB. The Tempest participated actively to the V-1 hunt during the summer of 1944, then the Tempest was sent to the Continent to join the 2TAF.
The Secret Horsepower Race: Western Front Fighter Engine
by Calum E. Douglas
"The piston engines that powered Second World War fighters, the men who designed them, and the secret intelligence work carried out by both Britain and Germany would determine the outcome of the first global air war.
Pierre CLOSTERMANN Journal de sa vie opérationnelle Janvier 1943 - Août 1945
by Georges-Eric Coisne
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Tempest V - An illustrated history of the Temporary Tempest
by Christopher Thomas
A pictorial book that covers Tempest Mk.V service.
NOTE: A book included with Eduard's Royal Class edition kit of Tempest Mk.V in 1/48 scale. Not sold separately.
Sydney Camm: Hurricane and Harrier Designer
by John Sweetman
"This Man Saved Britain’ ran a headline in the News Chronicle on 18 February 1941, in a reference to the role of Sydney Camm, designer of the Hawker Hurricane, during the Battle of Britain. Similarly, the Minister of Economic Warfare, Lord Selborne, advised Winston Churchill that to Camm ‘England owed a great deal.
Publisher: Pen and Sword Books
Tempest V vs Fw 190D-9: 1944–45 (Duel)
by Robert Forsyth
"Arguably two of the finest piston-engined fighters ever built, the Tempest V and Fw 190D-9 raised the bar in terms of aircraft design and operational capability during World War II. The long-nosed 'Dora 9', designed by Kurt Tank, first appeared in the skies over the Western and Eastern Fronts in the late summer of 1944. Fast, and with an exceptional rate of climb, it quickly bettered almost every fighter that the RAF, USAAF and Soviet Red Air Force could field.
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Airframe & Miniature No.4: The Hawker Tempest
Updated and expanded - now 160 pages!
In addition to the original content it contains:
Publisher: Wings Publishing
Hawker Typhoon and Tempest: A Formidable Pair
by Philip Birtles
"With technology of the Hurricane being at the end of the biplane combat era, there was an urgent requirement for a modern fighter with a capability ahead of anticipated fighter development for the Luftwaffe.
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Tempest Squadrons of the RAF - COMBAT AIRCRAFT 117
by Chris Thomas"Hawker's charismatic Tempest V entered RAF service just in time to be the most successful counter to the V1 flying bomb assault on southern England in the summer of 1944. With more than 800 of the robot missiles to its credit, Tempest V units then crossed the Channel to lock horns with the best the Luftwaffe had to offer - Fw 190D-9s, Ta 152s, Me 262s and Bf 109G/Ks - achieving an impressive kill/loss ratio in aerial combat.
With incredibly detailed aircraft profiles and exciting combat reports this title covers the full history of Tempest squadrons, from their initial design and combat experience in World War 2 through to their post-war role and the eventual decline of this iconic British fighter.
Chapter 1 Development and entry into RAF service
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Flypast January 2024
UNIQUE WARBIRD FLIES FROM SYWELL
Aeroplane Magazine April 2023
How Hawker’s legendary Typhoon and Tempest could have been Griffon-powered.
FlyPast December 2022
FLYPAST CLASSICS: HAWKER TEMPEST
Tempest - Unsung power player
This highly anticipated special from the publishers of FlyPast and Aeroplane magazines celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Hawker Tempest, the RAF fighter that became famous in the battle against the V1 'buzz bombs' during the summer of 1944.
Beginning life as the 'Typhoon II' to correct problems in the design of that aircraft, it became the RAF's fastest piston-engine fighter; from its first shoot-down of a V1 in June 1944 to the last victory against the Luftwaffe over Germany 11 months later, Hawker's Tempest demonstrated its superiority against all comers. This brand-new publication celebrates the Tempest, its actions, and its heroic pilots.
Publisher: Key Publishing Ltd
Airfix Model World - February 2022
Advanced Build – Storm Force
Dean Large adds a wealth of aftermarket detail to Revell’s impressive 1/32 Hawker Tempest Mk.V, completing it as a 501 Squadron airframe.
Exclusive Build – Anyone for Tempest?
Airfix’s brand-new 1/72 scale tooling of the Hawker Tempest Mk.V is put under the spotlight by Garry Tobiss.
In Focus – Whipping up a Storm
Chris Thomas explains the history and operational service of the RAF’s Tempest Mk.Vs and provides modellers with a guide to differences between Series 1 and 2 airframes.
RC Scale International - 2nd issue
Hawker Tempest Mk. V - A stunning warbird! by Davide Furini
Publisher: RC Scale International
SECOND TO NONE - Anniversary Edition 2021
Remembering PAF's first fighter "Tempest II" by Franciszek Grabowski
Publisher: Second to None
FlyPast March 2021
INSIDE STORIES: Pierre Clostermann
FlyPast February 2020
Restoration in focus – Hawker Tempest (MW763)
Aeroplane February 2020
Tempest for Cosford
"The RAF Museum’s Hawker Tempest II, PR536, was being dismantled at Hendon in mid-December prior to a transfer to the RAF Museum Cosford. The former Indian Air Force fighter — which went on display at Hendon in November 1991 following restoration by The Fighter Collection at Duxford — is expected to move north by the end of January."
AVIONS 227 - N° SPECIAL CLOSTERMANN
The true record of Clostermann, the Hero of the "Great Circus".
With the use of all available archives, including Clostermann's own log books, the author of the "The Big Show" is described on 41 pages with a lot of details, 110 photos (for the most part never published) and 13 original color profiles by illustrator Thierry Dekker.
Tempest at War
From the backcover of the DVD:
From the backcover of the DVD:
Surviving Tempest pilots and ground crew provide a fascinating insight into what it was like to fly and fight in the Tempest, recalling dogfights with Fw190s and Me262s, shooting down and "wing tipping" V1 Flying Bombs, a highly dangerous occupation, and stalking the skies of a ravaged Nazi Germany looking for targets of opportunity on the ground below.
Running time: 68 mins approx with 7 mins extras.