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Was the Hawker Tempest a good plane?

Was the Hawker Tempest a good plane?

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. The Tempest was effective in the low-level interception role, including against newly developed jet-propelled aircraft like the Messerschmitt Me 262.

What fighter plane replaced the Spitfire?

Hawker Hurricanes
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is famous for the graceful Spitfire which leads it from the front. But next to it is always Hawker Hurricanes. The Hurricanes made an outsized contribution to the battle itself.

What was the best known allied transport aircraft?

What was the nickname given to the best-known Allied transport in WW2? The Douglas C-47 Skytrain nicknamed as Dakota.

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How many Hawker Tempest are left?

Of the 1,702 Tempests built, several are on display at museums and at least 4 are currently in the process of being restored to airworthiness.

What was the largest plane in ww2?

Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant
The Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (“Giant”) was a German military transport aircraft of World War II. It was a powered variant of the Me 321 military glider and was the largest land-based transport aircraft to fly during the war. A total of 213 are recorded as having been made, 15 being converted from the Me 321.

What planes carried paratroopers in ww2?

By the end of the first full day of combat, more than 23,000 paratroopers had landed by parachute or gliders, most of them carried to war by one single aircraft type – the Douglas C-47. Affectionately known as the “Gooney Bird,” the C-47 was the primary military transport of the Allies during the Second World War.

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Are there any WW2 typhoons still flying?

Hawker Typhoon Mk 1B MN235 is the only complete survivor of the 3,317 ‘Tiffies’ built between 1941 and 1945. Hawker Typhoon MN235 – the sole surviving, complete, original ‘Tiffie’ in the BBMF hangar.

What was the worst fighter in WW2?

7 of the Worst Fighter Planes of World War II

  • Morane-Saulnier M.S.406.
  • Heinkel He162.
  • Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-3.
  • Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet.
  • Messerschmitt Me 210.
  • Brewster F2A Buffalo.
  • Blackburn Roc.

How many Me 262s were destroyed by Mustangs?

On 25 February 1945, Mustangs of the 55th Fighter Group surprised an entire Staffel of Me 262As at takeoff and destroyed six jets. The British Hawker Tempest scored several kills against the new German jets, including the Messerschmitt Me 262.

How did the P-51 Mustang compare to the Me-262?

P-51 Mustang vs FW-190 The nemesis of P-51 wasn’t the jet Me-262 — it was the radial-engine FW-190. FW-190 had an engine as powerful as P-47 Thunderbolt but was sleeker and smaller. An innovation it had was electrically-operated control surfaces.

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Could the Tempest shoot down a Me-262?

No.486 (RNZAF) was credited with 2 Me 262s destroyed and 1 damaged. The Tempest was fast and heavily armed. It could certainly shoot down an Me 262 if it could catch it. Here is an account of a chance encounter from Wing Commander J B Wray of 122 Wing.

What was the worst enemy the Me-262 could have faced?

The ‘worst enemy’ that an Me 262 could have possibly faced ‘would have been’ a Hawker Sea Fury. If they could take out Mig 15’s, they could certainly take down a Messerschmitt. The Mustang did shoot down some Me 262’s but how many is questionable, the claims are rather hard to prove.