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SkyMax Flying Heroes SM4007
Hawker Tempest TT.Mk 5 Diecast Model
RAF

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Hawker Tempest TT.Mk 5   5.75"   6.75"

The Hawker Tempest was a British fighter aircraft primarily used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the Second World War. The Tempest was an improved derivative of the Hawker Typhoon, and one of the most powerful fighter aircraft used in the war. During development of the Typhoon the design team, under the leadership of Sydney Camm, were already thinking of ways in which the aircraft could be improved. This process resulted in the Hawker P. 1012 (or Typhoon II). Although the Typhoon was basically a good design Camm and his design team were disappointed with the wing which proved to be too thick in its cross section; this created problems with the airflow and inhibited the performance of the aircraft, especially at higher altitudes.

Hawker Tempest TT.Mk 5

Designed to improve upon the successful Typhoon, the RAF's Hawker Tempest was first flown on February 24th, 1943. Unproductive in its intended role as an interceptor, the Tempest underwent improvements in fuel storage, a new wing and a redesigned cockpit. With its proven armament of 4 x 20mm cannons the Hawker assumed the fighter-bomber role with ease and exhibited the performance of a top-flight fighter. Its excellent low-altitude performance made it one of the preferred tools for dealing with the German V-1 flying bombs.

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SkyMax's 1:72 scale Hawker Tempest V is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal and has many fine features usually only found in higher priced models. The fuselage and solid metal wing have a near-seamless construction with crisp panel line details, an all-metal empennage and radiator core detail inside the large chin scoop. The free-spinning, four-bladed propeller is diecast metal, and the removable bubble top canopy allows for an unobstructed view of the spade grip-style control stick and instrument panel. The landing lights have transparent lenses and mounted under the wing is a pitot tube and ordnance such as fuel tanks and bombs (most releases).

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SkyMax Flying Heroes

The SkyMax "Flying Heroes" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft. SkyMax offer the more price-sensitive collector a cheaper alternative to models from leading manufacturers like Corgi and Century Wings.

SkyMax"Flying Heroes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.

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