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Typhoon Scramble by Michael Turner.

Typhoon Scramble by Michael Turner.

Tomorrows Royal Air Force. To mark the acceptance into service of the Eurofighter Typhoon, Michael Turners breathtaking portrayal depicts a pair of the latest interceptors as they thrust into a near vertical climb.
Item Code : GT0068Typhoon Scramble by Michael Turner. - This Edition
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Paper size 18 inches x 20 inches (46cm x 50cm)none£35.00

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The Aircraft :
TyphoonSingle 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 : 17th February
17February1919Henry Clay, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
17February1939Kurt Monnington, a WW1 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day
17February1939Kurt Monnngton, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
17February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt J. C. Boulter of 603 Squadron, was Killed in accident.
17February1945Jurgen Harder, a WW2 Ace with 64.00 victories, died on this day
17February1945Knight's Cross recipient Jrgen Harder of III./Jagdgeschwader 53 died on this day
17February1972Victoria Cross recipient Gilbert Insall of No.11 Squadron RFC died on this day

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