European Air War

Hawker Typhoon

A fairly mediocre air-to-air fighter, the Typhoon found fame as an excellent rocket-firing, ground-attack aircraft. It enjoys excellent low-altitude performance. Well-armored, it can sustain a lot of damage. Its firepower has been compared to a broadside volley from a cruiser and is sufficient to penetrate the most heavily-armored tanks. Don't intentionally take the Typhoon into air-to-air combat. It's outclassed by all of the later Luftwaffe fighters. The Typhoon has an inferior climb rate with unsatisfactory high-altitude performance.
The Typhoon accelerates well in a dive, reaching speeds around 500 mph, and subsequently suffering from compressibility problems as the local airflow over the wing approached the speed of sound. Like the P-38, Typhoon pilots need to closely monitor their speed in a dive.

Hawker Typhoon Mk IB

1. Clock
2. Flap Position Indicator
3. Landing Gear Position Indicator
4. Airspeed Indicator
5. Artificial Horizon
6. Rate of Climb Indicator
7. Altimeter
8. Gyro Compass
9. Turn and Bank Indicator
10. Tachometer
11. Manifold Pressure Gauge
12. Fuel Gauge
13. Auxiliary Fuel Gauge
14. Oil Pressure Gauge
15. Engine Temperature Gauge
16. Coolant Temperature Gauge


Notes: Excelled in maneuverability at low altitudes; adequate at high altitudes. For Fighter Sweeps, Escort Duty and Intercepts, fly these aircraft clean. For Search and Destroy missions, use the eight pack of five-inch rockets to best effect. For Strikes, although each can carry either 500 or 1000 lb. bombs in a dual configuration.

This material was included in the original 1998 release of European Air War by Microprose.