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Mark I Models MKM144138

  • MKM144138
  • MKM144138
  • MKM144138
  • MKM144138
  • MKM144138
Hawker Tempest F.6 'Middle East Operations'

The Hawker Tempest Mk.VI was the RAF's piston-engined fighter, which evolved as a Mk.V development with a more powerful Sabre V engine. Its prototype first flew in May 1944, while the first aircraft were available in July é August 1945.

As with other Tempests, Mk.VI orders were reduced when the war ended. Of 300 plus aircraft only 142 were actually built. They were delivered to five RAF squadrons in the Middle East in 1946/47 é Nos.247 and 6 Squadrons being the first, followed by Nos. 213, 8 and 39.
The Tempest Mk.VI was a single-seat monoplane aircraft, of all metal construction, powered by a Napier Sabre V or VA engine. DH or Rotol four-bladed propellers were used. It featured a
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