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|The Aircraft :|
|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.|
|Aviation History Timeline : 11th December|
|11||December||1928||Gustav Dorr, a WW1 Ace with 35.00 victories, died on this day|
|11||December||1943||Johannes Bunzek, a WW2 Ace with 75.00 victories, died on this day|
|11||December||1943||Knight's Cross recipient Johannes Bunzek of 7./Jagdgeschwader 52 died on this day|
|11||December||1943||Rudolf Wagner, a WW2 Ace with 81.00 victories, died on this day|
|11||December||1974||E Lussier, a WW1 Ace with 9.00 victories, died on this day|
|11||December||1986||Air Chief Marshal Sir Augustus Walker GCB CBE DSO DFC AFC, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day|
|11||December||2006||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. R. Toombs of 236 Squadron, Passed away.|
|11||December||2006||J R Toombs, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day|
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