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Flight Lieutenant James Kyle DFM

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James Kyle joined the RAF in 1941 and trained as a pilot in Dallas, Texas, before returning home to become a member of 197 Typhoon Fighter Squadron at Drem upon its formation. In March 1943 the Squadron moved to Tangmere, and he became one of a precious few survivors of a full tour of operations, being awarded the DFM in 1944. He was demobilised in 1947 as a flight commander with 80 Tempest Fighter Squadron in Germany. He spent some years away from the service but the urge to fly never left and he rejoined the RAF in 1951 and became a Qualified Flying Instructor. He retired in 1974 after 30 years service.


Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished
Flying Medal

Items Signed by Flight Lieutenant James Kyle DFM

 F/Lt (later Wing Commander) Baldwin was to become the highest-scoring Typhoon pilot of all with 15 confirmed victories, one shared, one probable and four damaged. He is depicted here downing a Bf.109 in Typhoon 1B, DN360 (PR-A) of 609 Sqn over Beach......
F/Lt J R Baldwin by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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F/Lt (later Wing Commander) Baldwin was to become the highest-scoring Typhoon pilot of all with 15 confirmed victories, one shared, one probable and four damaged. He is depicted here downing a Bf.109 in Typhoon 1B, DN360 (PR-A) of 609 Sqn over Beach......

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  Squadron Leader J R Baldwin gets airborne from a makeshift airfield in northern France flying one of his personalised Hawker Typhoons, JB-1. ......
Airborne in JB1 by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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Squadron Leader J R Baldwin gets airborne from a makeshift airfield in northern France flying one of his personalised Hawker Typhoons, JB-1. ......

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 609 Sqn Hawker Typhoons are shown taking off from Manson in Kent in February 1943. Nearest aircraft, R7872 (PR-S) is that of Sgt John <i>Johnny</i> Wiseman, the other, DN294 (PR-O) being the mount of Fl Sgt Alan <i>Babe</i> Haddon.  Both aircraft we......
Red Section Scramble by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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609 Sqn Hawker Typhoons are shown taking off from Manson in Kent in February 1943. Nearest aircraft, R7872 (PR-S) is that of Sgt John Johnny Wiseman, the other, DN294 (PR-O) being the mount of Fl Sgt Alan Babe Haddon. Both aircraft we......NOT
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 609 Sqn Hawker Typhoons are shown taking off from Manson in Kent in February 1943. Nearest aircraft, R7872 (PR-S) is that of Sgt John <i>Johnny</i> Wiseman, the other, DN294 (PR-O) being the mount of Fl Sgt Alan <i>Babe</i> Haddon.  Both aircraft we......
Red Section Scramble by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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609 Sqn Hawker Typhoons are shown taking off from Manson in Kent in February 1943. Nearest aircraft, R7872 (PR-S) is that of Sgt John Johnny Wiseman, the other, DN294 (PR-O) being the mount of Fl Sgt Alan Babe Haddon. Both aircraft we......

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  Regarded by some in the Air Ministry as a failed fighter, the mighty Hawker Typhoon was unrivalled as a ground attack aircraft, especially in the crucial months immediately prior to - and after - D-Day when squadrons of Typhoons operated in 'ca......
Sledgehammer by Ivan Berryman. (C)
Price : £580.00
Regarded by some in the Air Ministry as a failed fighter, the mighty Hawker Typhoon was unrivalled as a ground attack aircraft, especially in the crucial months immediately prior to - and after - D-Day when squadrons of Typhoons operated in 'ca......

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 Three 501 Sqn Hawker Tempests roar low across the North Sea outbound from Bradwell Bay, Essex, on their way to attack a German airfield at Bad Zwischehhan and nearby rail yards on the night of 2nd October 1944.  The trio comprised of Sqn Ldr Joseph ......
Tempest Moon by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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Three 501 Sqn Hawker Tempests roar low across the North Sea outbound from Bradwell Bay, Essex, on their way to attack a German airfield at Bad Zwischehhan and nearby rail yards on the night of 2nd October 1944. The trio comprised of Sqn Ldr Joseph ......

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 Squadron Leader J R Baldwin passes above a section of Mulberry Harbour near Arromanches, late in June 1944, his personalised Hawker Typhoon bearing the codes JBII. ......
JBII - Hawker Typhoon of Wing Commander J R Baldwin by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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Squadron Leader J R Baldwin passes above a section of Mulberry Harbour near Arromanches, late in June 1944, his personalised Hawker Typhoon bearing the codes JBII. ......

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Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are prepared for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust, ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-o......
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson.
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Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are prepared for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust, ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-o......

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Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are prepared for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust, ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-o......
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson (AP)
Price : £290.00
Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are prepared for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust, ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-o......

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Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are prepared for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust, ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-o......
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson (B)
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Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are prepared for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust, ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-o......

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Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are prepared for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust, ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-o......
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson (C)
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Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are prepared for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust, ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-o......NOT
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 Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are prepared for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust, ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-......
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are prepared for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust, ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-......

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Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the Su......
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the Su......

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 Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian. (AP)
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 Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
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Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......

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 Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian. (C)
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Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......

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 Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian. (XX)
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Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......

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 Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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Of the many famous combat aircraft to serve their respective countries in the Second World War, two perhaps more than any others, created huge impact and consternation upon seasoned opposing pilots when they first appeared on the battlefront - the S......

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 RAF Hawker Typhoon Mk IBs of 609 Squadron embark on a ground attack mission, head for targets in Northern France. Once initial problems with the tail section were resolved the Typhoon proved to be extremely rugged and reliable and was ideally suited......Typhoon Scramble by Stephen Brown. (AP)
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RAF Hawker Typhoon Mk IBs of 609 Squadron embark on a ground attack mission, head for targets in Northern France. Once initial problems with the tail section were resolved the Typhoon proved to be extremely rugged and reliable and was ideally suited......

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 The Winter of 1943-44 saw Hawker Typhoons operating from Tangmere, equipped with 500lb or 1000lb bombs against radar installations and V1 sites in northern France.  Wing Commander J R Baldwin is depicted getting airborne with others of his squadron ......
Winter Warriors by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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The Winter of 1943-44 saw Hawker Typhoons operating from Tangmere, equipped with 500lb or 1000lb bombs against radar installations and V1 sites in northern France. Wing Commander J R Baldwin is depicted getting airborne with others of his squadron ......

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Pack of 4 Hurricane and Typhoon prints by Gerald Coulson.
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Defence of the Capital by Gerald Coulson.
Merlins over Malta by Gerald Coulson.
Striking Back by Gerald Coulson.
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson.

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Trudgian RAF Fighter Print Pack.
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Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
September Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
Operation Bodenplatte by Nicolas Trudgian.
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Nicolas Trudgian Trade Price Spitfire Pack.
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Their Finest Hour by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
September Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
Operation Bodenplatte by Nicolas Trudgian.
Head to Head by Nicolas Trudgian
Combat Over Beachy Head by Nicolas Trudgian.
Normandy Fighter Sweep by Nicolas Trudgian.
Victory Over Gold by Nicolas Trudgian.
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Nicolas Trudgian Combat Over Europe Aviation Prints Pack.
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Twilight Conquest by Nicolas Trudgian.
Checkertail Clan by Nicolas Trudgian
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
End Game by Nicolas Trudgian.
Dinah Might by Ivan Berryman. (C)

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Hawker Typhoon Aviation Art Trade Discount Print Pack.
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Closing the Gap by Robert Taylor.
Hard Hitter by Ivan Berryman.
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson.
Striking Back by Gerald Coulson.
Typhoons Over Normandy by Ivan Berryman. (C)

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Nicolas Trudgian World War Two Art Prints.
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Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
End Game by Nicolas Trudgian.
Messerschmitt Me262B-1a/U1 by Ivan Berryman.

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Spitfire Aircraft Prints.
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Canadian Wing by Robert Taylor
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
First of the Jets by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Special Sale Pack of 5 Prints - 4 FREE!
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Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
The Struggle for Malta by Ivan Berryman. (F)
LCT 312 by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Typhoons Over Normandy by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Dinah Might by Ivan Berryman.

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Pack 667. Pack of two Typhoon aircraft prints by Robert Taylor and Gerald Coulson.
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Closing the Gap by Robert Taylor.
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson.

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Pack 862. Two Hawker Typhoon aircraft prints by Gerald Coulson.
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Striking Back by Gerald Coulson.
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson.

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Luftwaffe and RAF Prints by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
Operation Bodenplatte by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Normandy Invasion Typhoon Aviation Art by Richard Tayor and Gerald Coulson.
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Typhoons Outward Bound by Richard Taylor.
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson.

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Typhoon Aviation Art by Gerald Coulson and Ivan Berryman.
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Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson.
Hard Hitter by Ivan Berryman. (AP)

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Sqn Ldr Stark DFC Signed Typhoon Aviation Art by Gerald Coulson.
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Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson (B)
Striking Back by Gerald Coulson.

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Sqn Ldr Stark DFC Signed Normandy Typhoon Prints by Gerald Coulson.
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Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson (AP)
Striking Back by Gerald Coulson. (B)

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RAF Typhoon Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman and Gerald Coulson.
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Bombs Away by Ivan Berryman.
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson.

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Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
Fighter Legend - Johnnie Johnson by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Flight Lieutenant James Kyle DFM

Squadrons for : Flight Lieutenant James Kyle DFM
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Flight Lieutenant James Kyle DFM. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.197 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 21st November 1942
Fate : Disbanded 31st August 1945

Findimus caelum - We cleave the sky

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No.197 Sqn RAF

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No.80 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st August 1917
Fate : Disbanded 28th September 1960

Nil nobis obstare potest - Nothing can stop us

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No.80 Sqn RAF

80 Squadron was formed at Montrose on the 10th August 1917, and saw action in France, specialising in the ground attack role. Remaining in Belgium after the war, they moved to Egypt in May 1919 where it was renumbered 56 the following year. 80 squadron re-formed at Kenley on 8th March 1937, equipped with Gloster Gauntlets and Gladiators. Posted to Egypt in May 1938, the squadron joined No.33 to form a Gladiator Wing for defence of the Suez canal. When Italy entered the war, 80 squadron was stationed at Amriya equipped with Gladiators and one Hurricane. In November 1940, the squadron moved to Greece and in February 1941, the squadron equipped with a mixture of Gladiators and Hurricanes was used on bomber escort duties. In March the Germans came to the aid of their Italian Allies and on 24th March the squadron was evacuated to Crete and then to Palestine. In November 1941 they returned to the Western Desert to take part in the relief of Tobruk. During 1942-43, the squadron was on defence duties and convoy escort work over the Eastern Mediterranean. Posted to Italy in January 1944 and then onto the UK, they were re-equipped with Spitfires Mk IX. 80 Squadron then took part in bomber escorts, sweeps and armed reconnaissance. They began to re-equip with the Hawker Tempest, and were used for anti V1 operations. 80 Squadron was posted to the continent to support the Arnhem landings and roamed over Germany in the ground attack role. They remained in Germany as part of the occupation force until 1949. It was then sent to Hong Kong on air defence duties equipped with Spitfires and Hornets between 1949 and 1955. Disbanded in 1955, 80 Squadron reformed in Germany as a P R Squadron equipped with Canberras PR7. They finally disbanded in September 1969.
Aircraft for : Flight Lieutenant James Kyle DFM
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Tempest



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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1943
Retired : 1949
Number Built : 1395

Tempest

The Hawker Tempest was a much improved development of the Typhoon and first flew in June 1943. and started service with the RAF in April 1944. mainly serving in the attack role in Europe against ground targets including the V1 Flying Bomb installations. It remained in service after the war until 1949 when it was eventually replaced by the Jet Aircraft. but continued for another 4 years in the Indian and Pakistan air forces. In total no less than 1395 Hawker Tempests were built. Speed: 426mph at 18,500 feet, Crew One. Range 800 miles. Armament: Four 20mm Hispano cannons mounted in the wings and a bomb payload of upto 2,000 lbs.

Typhoon



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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1941
Number Built : 3330

Typhoon

Single engine fighter with a maximum speed of 412 mph at 19,000 feet and a ceiling of 35,200 feet. range 510 miles. The Typhoon was armed with twelve browning .303inch machine guns in the wings (MK1A) Four 20mm Hispano cannon in wings (MK!B) Two 1000ilb bombs or eight 3-inch rockets under wings. The first proto type flew in February 1940, but due to production problems the first production model flew in May 1941. with The Royal Air Force receiving their first aircraft in September 1941. Due to accidents due to engine problems (Sabre engine) The Hawker Typhoon started front line service in December 1941.The Hawker Typhoon started life in the role of interceptor around the cost of England but soon found its real role as a ground attack aircraft. especially with its 20mm cannon and rockets. This role was proved during the Normandy landings and the period after. The total number of Hawker typhoons built was 3,330.

Aviation History Timeline : 18th December
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
18December1941Feldwebel Gerhard Kppen of 7./Jagdgeschwader 52 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18December1941Hauptmann Theodor Triebe of 1./Flak-Regiment 7 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18December1941Oberleutnant Matthias Schwegler of I./Kampfgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18December1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. M. Crook of 609 Squadron, was Killed.
18December1959Gerald Maxwell, a WW1 Ace with 21.00 victories, died on this day
18December1982Hans Hahn, a WW2 Ace with 108.00 victories, died on this day
18December1982Hans Rudel, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
18December1982Hans-Ulrich Rudel, a WW2 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
18December1982Knight's Cross recipient Hans-Ulrich Rudel of 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 died on this day
18December2007Lawrence ONeill, a WW2 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
18December2008Air Commodore Peter Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
18December2008Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. P. M. Brothers of 32 & 257 Squadrons, Passed away.
18December2008Peter Brothers, a WW2 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day

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