The first Hawker Tempest was introduced in 1944 with a total of 1,702 built by Hawker Aircraft Limited for service with the British Royal Air Force, Royal New Zealand Airforce, Indian Air Force and Pakistan Air Force. It was a development of the Hawker Typhoon. A number of different marks were introduced during the Tempests construction including the Tempest Mk.V which has been released as an all-new kit by Airfix. Read our full collection of Hawker Tempest news, features and reviews here.
Jay Blakemore is blown away by Eduard's 1/48 Hawker Tempest Mk.II, built from the firm's ProfiPACK boxing.Jay Blakemore
Garry Tobiss has fun with this test-shot build of Airfix's new-tool 1/72 Hawker Tempest Mk.V. As you'll see, it's a wallet-friendly kit with excellent engineering - ideal for novices and more experienced modellers alike.