Historical Fighter Planes of India.

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    I will Be Discussing Our Fighter planes which have guarded our nation for years and are phased out or retired now. This would be a systematic discussion and each day i will post one of our retired planes with there specifications. Plzz members this is my 1st serious thread pardon me if I am wrong in any case.

    1) Hawker Tempest- One of the best fighter aircraft of world war II. Its was an improvised version of Hawker typhoon. mainly used by the Royal Air Force, also were used by Pakistan Airforce and Canadian Air force.General characteristics
    Crew: One
    Length: 33 ft 8 in (10.26 m)
    Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.49 m)
    Height: 16 ft 1 in (4.90 m (tail down))
    Wing area: 302 ft² (28 m²)
    Empty weight: 9,250 lb (4,195 kg)
    Loaded weight: 11,400 lb (5,176 kg)
    Max. takeoff weight: 13,640 lb (6,190 kg)
    Powerplant: 1 × Napier Sabre IIA or IIB or IIC liquid-cooled H-24 sleeve-valve engine:, 2,180 hp (1,625 kW) Sabre IIA at + 9 lb/in² boost at 7,000 ft (2,133 m), 4,000 rpm [nb 10]
    Propellers: Four-bladed Rotol or de Havilland propeller
    Performance
    Maximum speed: 432 mph (695 km/h) Sabre IIA at 18,400 ft (5,608 m), Sabre IIB 435 mph at 19,000 ft (700 km/h at 5,791 m)
    Range: 740 mi (1,190 km)
    1,530 mi (2,462 km) with 90 gal (409 l) drop tanks
    Service ceiling: 36,500 ft (11,125 m)
    Rate of climb: 4,700 ft/min (23.9 m/s)
    Wing loading: 37.75 lb/ft² (184.86 kg/m²)
    Power/mass: 0.21 hp/lb (0.31 kW/kg)
    Armament
    4 × 20 mm (.79 in) Mark II Hispano cannons, 200 rpg
    2 × 500 lb (227 kg) or 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs
    8 × 3 in (76.2 mm) RP-3 rockets (post-Second World War)
    Provision for 2 × 45 gal (205 l) or 2 × 90 gal (409 l) drop tanks.
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    Details are taken from Wikipidia ,, if this Thread is duplicate (though I think it is not) then plzz inform me.
     
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    what exactly are you telling about this Aircraft, what os it related to IAF or Indian War History........!!!!!
     
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    The Hawker Tempest II in Indian Air Force Service - Polly Singh [www.bharat-rakshak.com]

    Further Reading:

    Battle Damage!- a 47 War story by Wg Cdr Donald Michael

    My experiences in the 47 Operations - Gp Capt MPO Blake VrC
    The Catterpillar Club - A Tempest bale out story by AVM C V Parker.

    No.58 Pilots Course at Conversion Training Unit, Hakimpet by K S Nair

    Pilot's Notes - Hawker Tempest II - PDF File

    Hawker Tempest Serials (Select "Tempest" tab)

    Indian Hawker Tempest losses before 1947 - Warbirdsofindia.com

    Indian Hawker Tempest losses after 1947 - Warbirdsofindia.com

    Maha Vir Chakra Awardees of the 1947-48 Kashmir Operations

    Vir Chakra Awardees of the 1947-48 Kashmir Operations (Courtesy : Air Marshal Bharat Kumar)

    Tempestous Times - Indian Hawker Tempest Survivors overseas by K S Nair

    The RAF Museum's ex-IAF Hawker Tempest by K S Nair

    The Hawker Tempest Website by Christer Landberg

    First Indo-Pakistani War, 1947-1949 - ACIG.org
     
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    I opened this thread to have a detailed discussion on our historical fighter air crafts and there performances throughout their carrier ,,,
     
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    These are the squadrons which flew Hawker tempest in Indian Airforce :-
    No. 1 Squadron, Indian Air Force
    No. 3 Squadron, Indian Air Force
    No. 4 Squadron, Indian Air Force
    No. 7 Squadron, Indian Air Force
    No. 8 Squadron, Indian Air Force
    No. 9 Squadron, Indian Air Force
    No. 10 Squadron, Indian Air Force
     
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    The first aircraft received were ex-RAF Tempest IIs passed on by squadrons departing India. The first Indian squadron to convert to the Tempest was No 3 Squadron at Kolar in September 1946, followed by No 10 Squadron two months later. No 4 Squadron was next, re-equipping with Tempests on its return from Japan, and Nos 7 and 8 followed in mid-1947. Nos 1 and 9 also converted later in the year, but were almost immediately number-plated within the RIAF, as their aircraft and other assets were transferred to Pakistan on Partition. By Independence all but one of the RIAF’s fighter squadrons had converted to the Tempest.
    On 15 August 1947 itself, twelve Tempests carried out a flypast over the ramparts of the Red Fort, as Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the national flag that historic day. This ceremonial formation was personally led by Arjan Singh, later CAS and now Marshal of the IAF.
    RIAF Tempests were called on for grimmer purposes soon afterwards, during the Kashmir operations during October 1947 and for some 15 months. They carried out offensive support sorties in support of the RIAF’s airlift operations during that period, and provided close air support to the Indian Army. The fighting ended on 1 January 1949, by time India had received 89 additional Tempest IIs direct from England. 20 more were delivered from RAF stocks during 1951. Throughout its service in India, the Tempest II was quite the combat mainstay of the IAF. It served with seven squadrons, almost the entire combat element of the IAF.

    However, the Tempest’s service in the IAF was relatively brief. In its later years it suffered a somewhat nefarious reputation; its engine being prone to sudden catastrophic in-flight failures and sometimes bursting into flames. Several factors, including the limits to piston-engine technology which were being pushed by its Centaurus engine design, and perhaps the IAF’s own willingness and determination, to push its types harder than anyone else, probably contributed. No 3 Squadron, the first Tempest operator, was also the last to use it in front-line service, retaining it until 1953. Tempests remained in service until around 1956 at Hakimpet and Jamnagar, at what were then operational and armament training units. Others continued to be used for ground instruction.

    Finally, in the Tempest’s last contribution to active IAF service, they were to serve as airfield decoys at operational airbases during wartime. A total of around 1,400 Tempests were built, 233 of which served in the RIAF and the IAF. There are unconfirmed rumours on Tempest airframes lying derelict around IAF airbases like Pune and Kanpur. One Tempest remains at the Indian Air Force Museum, just outside Delhi.
    Courtesy: The Hawker Tempest Page
    http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/images/sqns/001-1947.jpg
     
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    As per kunal Da's Thread Indian Air Force had planned to refit and fly one hawker Tempest ,,, any body has any info that it flew or not??? @Kunal Biswas dada did it flew????
     
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    1)Supermarine Spitfire:-
    Specifications (Spitfire Mk XIV)



    A Spitfire XIVE RN119 of 402(RCAF) Squadron in March 1945.
    General characteristics
    Crew: one pilot
    Length: 30 ft (9.14 m)
    Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
    Height: 10 ft (3.05 m)
    Wing area: 242.1 ft2 (22.48 m2)
    Airfoil: NACA 2209.4(tip)
    Empty weight: 6,578 lb (2,984 kg)
    Loaded weight: 7,923 lb (3,593 kg)
    Max. takeoff weight: 8,488 lb (3,850 kg)
    Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Griffon 65, supercharged V12 engine , 5-bladed Jablo-Rotol propeller, 2,050 hp (1,528 kW) at 8,000 ft (2,438 m)
    Performance
    Maximum speed: 448 mph, (391 kn, 717 km/h)
    Combat radius: 400 nmi (459 mi, 740 km)
    Ferry range: 950 nmi (1,090 mi, 1,815 km)
    Service ceiling: 43,500 ft (13,258 m)
    Rate of climb: 3,650 ft/min (18.5 m/s)
    Wing loading: 32.72 lb/ft2 (159.8 kg/m2)
    Power/mass: 0.24 hp/lb (0.42 kW/kg)
    Armament
    Guns: ** 2 × 20 mm (0.787-in) Hispano Mk II cannon, 120 rpg.
    4 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns, 350 rpg. Replaced by 2 x .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns 250 rpg Mk XIVE.
    Bombs: 2 × 250 lb (113 kg) bombs
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    2)de Havilland Vampire:-
    General characteristics
    Crew: 1
    Length: 30 ft 9 in (9.37 m)
    Wingspan: 38 ft (11.58 m)
    Height: 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
    Wing area: 262 ft² (24.34 m²)
    Empty weight: 7,283 lb (3,304 kg)
    Max. takeoff weight: 12,390 lb [50] (5,620 kg)
    Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Goblin 3 centrifugal turbojet, 3,350 lbf (14.90 kN)
    Performance
    Maximum speed: 548 mph (882 km/h)
    Range: 1,220 mi (1,960 km)
    Service ceiling: 42,800 ft (13,045 m)
    Rate of climb: 4,800 ft/min[50] (24.4 m/s)
    Armament
    Guns: 4 × 20 mm (0.79 in) Hispano Mk.V cannon
    Rockets: 8 × 3-inch "60 lb" rockets
    Bombs: or 2 × 500 lb (225 kg) bombs or two drop-tanks
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    3)Dassault Ouragan(Toofani):-
    General characteristics
    Crew: One
    Length: 10.73 m (35 ft 2 in)
    Wingspan: 13.16 m (43 ft 2 in)
    Height: 4.14 m (13 ft 7 in)
    Wing area: 23.8 m² (256.2 ft²)
    Aspect ratio: 7.3:1
    Empty weight: 4 142 kg (9,132 lb)
    Loaded weight: 7 404 kg (16,323 lb)
    Max. takeoff weight: 7 900 kg (17,416 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Nene 104B turbojet, 22.2 kN (4,990 lbf)
    Performance
    Never exceed speed: Mach 0.83
    Maximum speed: 940 km/h (508 knots, 584 mph) (Mach 0.76) at sea level
    Cruise speed: 750 km/h (405 knots, 465 mph)
    Combat radius: 450 km (245 nm, 280 mi)
    Ferry range: 920 km (500 nm, 570 mi)
    Service ceiling: 13 000 m (42,650 ft)
    Rate of climb: 38 m/s (7,480 ft/min)
    Takeoff distance: 783 m (2,570 ft)
    Landing distance: 910 m (2,985 ft)
    Armament
    Guns: 4× 20 mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannon with 125 rounds per gun
    Rockets: 16× 105 mm (4.1 in) Brandt T-10 air-to-ground unguided rockets; or, 2× Matra rocket pods with 18× SNEB 68 mm rockets each
    Bombs: 2,270 kg (5,000 lb) of payload on four external hardpoints, including a variety of unguided iron bombs such as 2× 454 kg (1,000 lb) bombs or 2× 458 liter (121 US gallon) napalm bombs or Drop tanks for extended range.
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    4)Dassault Mystère IV:-
    General characteristics
    Crew: 1
    Length: 12.89 m (42 ft 4 in)
    Wingspan: 11.12 m (36 ft 6 in)
    Height: 4.46 m (14 ft 8 in)
    Wing area: 32 m² (340 ft²)
    Empty weight: 5,870 kg (12,940 lb)
    Loaded weight: 7,750 kg (17,090 lb)
    Max. takeoff weight: 10,200 kg (22,490 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza Verdon 350, 34.4 kN (7,725 lbf)
    Performance
    Maximum speed: 1,120 km/h (700 mph) at sea level
    Range: 1,310 km (810 mi)
    Service ceiling: 15,000 m (50,000 ft)
    Rate of climb: 45 m/s (8,900 ft/min)
    Wing loading: 240 lb/ft² (50 kg/m²)
    Thrust/weight: 0.4543
    Armament
    Guns: 2× 30 mm (1.18 in) DEFA cannons with 150 rounds per gun
    Rockets: 2× Matra rocket pods with 18× SNEB 68 mm rockets each
    Bombs: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) of payload on four external hardpoints, including a variety of bombs or Drop tanks
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    5)Hawker Hunter:-
    General characteristics
    Crew: One
    Length: 45 ft 11 in (14.00 m)
    Wingspan: 33 ft 8 in (10.26 m)
    Height: 13 ft 2 in (4.01 m)
    Wing area: 349 ft² (32.42 m²)
    Empty weight: 14,122 lb (6,405 kg)
    Loaded weight: 17,750 lb (8,050 kg)
    Max. takeoff weight: 24,600 lb (11,158 kg)
    Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Avon 207 turbojet, 10,145 lbf (45.13 kN)
    Performance
    Maximum speed: Mach 0.94, 620 kn (715 mph, 1,150 km/h) at sea level
    Combat range: 385 nmi (445 mi, 715 km)
    Ferry range: 1,650 nmi (1,900 mi, 3,060 km) with external fuel
    Service ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,240 m)
    Rate of climb: 17,200 ft/min (87.4 m/s)
    Wing loading: 51.6 lb/ft² (251.9 kg/m²)
    Thrust/weight: 0.56
    Armament
    Guns: 4× 30 mm (1.18 in) ADEN revolver cannons in a removable gun pack with 150 rpg
    Hardpoints: 4 underwing (7 hardpoints on Singaporean FGA/FR.74S, essentially refurbished FGA.9 derived from F.6[67]) with a capacity of 7,400 lb (3,400 kg) and provisions to carry combinations of:
    Rockets:
    4× Matra rocket pods (each with 18 × SNEB 68 mm (2.68 in) rockets) or
    32× Hispano SURA R80 80 mm (3.15 in) rockets[106]
    Missiles:
    4× AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-to-air missiles, mounted on Singaporean FGA/FR.74S[67] (two on Swiss Mk.58[59][60] Dutch F6's and Swedish Mk.50[52])
    4× AGM-65 Maverick Air-to-surface missiles, mounted on Singaporean FGA/FR.74S[67] (two on Swiss Mk.58[61])
    Bombs: a variety of unguided iron bombs
    Other: 2× 230 US gallons (870 l; 190 imp gal) drop tanks for extended range/loitering time
    Avionics
    Ekco Ranging radar
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    6)Consolidated B-24 Liberator:-
    General characteristics
    Crew: 11(pilot, co-pilot, navigator, bombardier, radio operator, nose turret, top turret, 2 waist gunners, ball turret, tail gunner)
    Length: 67 ft 8 in (20.6 m)
    Wingspan: 110 ft 0 in (33.5 m)
    Height: 18 ft 0 in (5.5 m)
    Wing area: 1,048 ft² (97.4 m²)
    Empty weight: 36,500 lb (16,590 kg)
    Loaded weight: 55,000 lb (25,000 kg)
    Max. takeoff weight: 65,000 lb (29,500 kg)
    Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-35 or -41 turbosupercharged radial engines, 1,200 hp (900 kW) each
    Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0406
    Drag area: 42.54 ft² (3.95 m²)
    Aspect ratio: 11.55
    Performance
    Maximum speed: 290 mph (250 kn, 470 km/h)
    Cruise speed: 215 mph (187 kn, 346 km/h)
    Stall speed: 95 mph (83 kn, 153 km/h)
    Range: 2,100 mi (1,800 nmi, 3,400 km)
    Ferry range: 3,700 mi (3,200 nmi, 6,000 km)
    Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,500 m)
    Rate of climb: 1,025 ft/min (5.2 m/s)
    Wing loading: 52.5 lb/ft² (256 kg/m²)
    Power/mass: 0.0873 hp/lb (144 W/kg)
    Lift-to-drag ratio: 12.9
    Armament
    Guns: 10 × .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns in 4 turrets and two waist positions
    Bombs:
    Short range (˜400 mi): 8,000 lb (3,600 kg)
    Long range (˜800 mi): 5,000 lb (2,300 kg)
    Very long range (˜1,200 mi): 2,700 lb (1,200 kg)
    Indian Air Force - Liberators [Gp Capt Kapil Bhargava]
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    7)Folland Gnat(HAL Ajeet) aka The Sabre Slayer:-
    General characteristics
    Crew: 1
    Length: 28 ft 8 in (8.74 m)
    Wingspan: 22 ft 1 in (6.73 m)
    Height: 8 ft 1 in (2.46 m)
    Wing area: 136.6 ft² (12.69 m²)
    Empty weight: 4,800 lb (2,175 kg)
    Max. takeoff weight: 9,040 lb (4,100 kg)
    Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Siddeley Orpheus 701-01 turbojet, 4,705 lbf (20.9 kN)
    Performance
    Maximum speed: 695 mph (mach 0.95) (1,120 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
    Range: 500 mi (800 km)
    Service ceiling: 48,000 ft (14,630 m)
    Rate of climb: 20,000 ft/min (101.6 m/s)
    Armament
    2x 30mm ADEN cannons
    2x 500 lb (227 kg) bombs or 18x 3 in (76 mm) rockets
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    8)MiG-23MF:-
    General characteristics
    Crew: One
    Length: 16.70 m (56 ft 9.5)
    Wingspan: Spread, 13.97 m (45 ft 10 in)
    Height: 4.82 m (15 ft 9.75 in)
    Wing area: 37.35 m² spread, 34.16 m² swept (402.05 ft² / 367.71 ft²)
    Empty weight: 9,595 kg (21,153 lb)
    Loaded weight: 15,700 kg (34,612 lb)
    Max. takeoff weight: 18,030 kg (39,749 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Khatchaturov R-35-300 afterburning turbojet, 83.6 kN dry, 127 kN afterburning (18,850 lbf / 28,700 lbf)
    Performance
    Maximum speed: Mach 2.32, 2,445 km/h at altitude; Mach 1.14, 1,350 km/h at sea level (1,553 mph / 840 mph)
    Range: 1,150 km with six AAMs combat, 2,820 km ferry (570 mi / 1,750 mi)
    Service ceiling: 18,500 m (60,695 ft)
    Rate of climb: 240 m/s (47,245 ft/min)
    Wing loading: 420 kg/m² (78.6 lb/ft²)
    Thrust/weight: 0.88
    Armament
    1x Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L 23 mm cannon with 200 rounds
    Two fuselage, two wing glove, and two wing pylons for up to 3,000 kg (6,610 lb) of stores, including:
    R-23/24 (AA-7 "Apex")
    R-60 (AA-8 "Aphid")
    also, upgraded aircraft may carry:
    R-27 (AA-10 "Alamo")
    R-73 (AA-11 "Archer")
    R-77 (AA-12 "Adder")
    According to the MiG-23ML manual, the MiG-23ML has a maximum sustained turn rate of 14.1 deg/sec and a maximum instantaneous turn rate of 16.7 deg/sec. The MiG-23ML accelerates from 600 km/h (373 mph) to 900 km/h (559 mph) in just 12 seconds at the altitude of 1000 meters. The MiG-23 accelerates at the altitude of 1 km from the speed of 630 km/h (391 mph) to 1300 km/h (808 mph) in just 30 seconds and at the altitude of 10–12 km will accelerate from Mach 1 to Mach 2 in just 160 seconds.
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    9)HAL HF-24 Marut:-
    General characteristics
    Crew: 1
    Length: 15.87 m (52 ft 0¾ in)
    Wingspan: 9.00 m (29 ft 6¼ in)
    Height: 3.60 m (11 ft 9¾ in)
    Wing area: 28.0 m² (301 ft²)
    Empty weight: 6,195 kg (13,658 lb)
    Max. takeoff weight: 10,908 kg (24,048 lb)
    Powerplant: 2 × Bristol Siddeley Orpheus Mk 703 turbojet, 21.6 kN (4,850 lbf) each
    Performance
    Maximum speed: 1,112 km/h (600 kn, 691 mph) at sea level
    Stall speed: 248 km/h (133 knots, 154 mph) (flaps and landing gear down)
    Combat radius: 396 km [1] (214 nmi, 246 mi)
    Service ceiling: 13,750 m[citation needed] (45,100 ft)
    Armament
    Guns: 4× 30 mm (1.18 in) ADEN cannon with 120 rpg
    Rockets: Retractable Matra pack of 50× 2.68 in (68 mm) rockets
    Bombs: Up to 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) on four wing pylons
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    10)Sukhoi Su-7(Fitter):-
    General characteristics
    Crew: One
    Length: 16.80 m (55 ft 1 in)
    Wingspan: 9.31 m (30 ft 7 in)
    Height: 4.99 m (16 ft 4 in)
    Wing area: 34 m² (366 ft²)
    Empty weight: 8937 kg (lb)
    Loaded weight: 13,570 kg (29,915)
    Max. takeoff weight: 15,210 kg (33,530 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Lyulka AL-7F-1 afterburning turbojet
    Dry thrust: 66.6 kN (14,980 lbf)
    Thrust with afterburner: 94.1 kN (22,150 lbf)
    *Fuel capacity: 3,220 kg (7,100 lb)
    Performance
    Maximum speed: 1,150 km/h (620 kn, 715 mph, Mach 0.94) at sea level; 2,150 km/h (1,160 kn, 1,335 mph) at high altitude
    Range: 1,650 km (890 nmi, 1,025 mi)
    Service ceiling: 17,600 m (57,740 ft)
    Rate of climb: 160 m/s (31,500 ft/min)
    Wing loading: 434.8 kg/m² (89.05 lb/ft²)
    Thrust/weight: 0.71
    Takeoff roll: 950 m (3,120 ft)
    Landing roll: 700 m (2,300 ft)
    Armament
    2 × 30 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-30 cannon, 80 rounds each
    Up to 2,000 kg (4,410 lb) on six hardpoints, typically including two 950 l or 600 l fuel tanks under the fuselage, and a combination of 250 kg (551 lb) or 500 kg (1,102 lb) bombs and 57-mm spin-stabilized unguided rockets in UB-16-57U pods. One 8U69 5-kiloton nuclear bomb could be carried on the left fuselage hardpoint. Some versions could also carry two 600 l underwing drop tanks.
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    11)English Electric Canberra:-
    General characteristics
    Crew: 3
    Length: 65 ft 6 in (19.96 m)
    Wingspan: 64 ft 0 in (19.51 m)
    Height: 15 ft 8 in (4.77 m)
    Wing area: 960 ft² (89.19 m²)
    Empty weight: 21,650 lb (9,820 kg)
    Loaded weight: 46,000 lb (20,865 kg)
    Max. takeoff weight: 55,000 lb (24,948 kg)
    Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Avon R.A.7 Mk.109 turbojets, 7,400 lbf (36 kN) each
    Performance
    Maximum speed: Mach 0.88 (580 mph, 933 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,192 m)
    Combat radius: 810 mi (700 nm, 1,300 km)
    Ferry range: 3,380 mi (2,940 nm, 5,440 km)
    Service ceiling: 48,000 ft (15,000 m)
    Rate of climb: 3,400 ft/min (17 m/s)
    Wing loading: 48 lb/ft² (234 kg/m²)
    Thrust/weight: 0.32
    Armament
    Guns: 4 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons mounted in rear bomb bay (500 rounds/gun), or 2 0.30 in (7.62 mm) machine gun pods
    Rockets: 2 unguided rocket pods with 37 2-inch (51 mm) rockets, or 2 Matra rocket pods with 18 SNEB 68 mm rockets each
    Missiles: A variety of missiles can be carried according to mission requirements, e.g: 2 AS-30L air-to-surface missiles
    Bombs: Total of 8,000 lb (3,628 kg) of payload can be mounted inside the internal bomb bay and on two underwing hardpoints, with the ability to carry a variety of bombs.
    Typically, the internal bomb bay can hold up to 9 500 lb (227 kg) bombs, or 6 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs, or 1 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) bomb; while the pylons can hold 4 500 lb (227 kg) bombs, or 2 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs.
    Nuclear Weapons: in addition to conventional ordnance, the Canberra was also type-approved for tactical nuclear weapon delivery, including the Mk 7, B28 (Mod 2, 70 kiloton yield) and B57 (as part of a joint program with the United States) plus Red Beard and the WE.177A (Mod A, 10 kiloton yield) nuclear bombs.[142] All nuclear weapons were carried internally.
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    Haven't saw it yet, though tiger-moth does..

     
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    Liked ur post mate but as said in my first post we will discuss it in a systematic way one by one ,, plzz dont spoil the uniformity of the thread,,,, its a request,,, the infos u have given are good ,, wud be preferable if u post it in each section of fighter planes... please bear with the system dear,,,,,,
     
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    yeah it flew on this year in Jodhpur,,,,, I have seen pictures in Times ,,,,
     
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    Performance Trials
    Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment
    Boscombe Down
    1 May 1944
    Tempest V JN.731
    (Sabre IIA)
    Performance and position error measurements

    Performance measurments have been made on Tempest V JN.731, the third production aircraft fitted with the Sabre IIA engine. The results of these tests, together with the position error correction are given in this report.

    Climb
    Normal climb rating Combat rating
    Max rate of climb in M.S. gear 3815 ft/min @ 3500 ft FTH 4380 ft/min @ sea level
    Max. rate of climb in F.S. gear 2680 ft/min @ 15800 ft FTH 3000 ft/min @ 13500 ft. FTH
    S/c gear changed when boost in M.S. gear was +2.9 lb/sq. in. +4 lb/sq.in.
    Time to 10,000 ft. 2.9 mins. 2.8 mins.
    Time to 20,000 ft. 6.85 mins. 6.55 mins.
    Time to 30,000 ft. 14.3 14.0

    Service ceiling 34,000 ft
    Estimated absolute ceiling 35,600 ft.
    Level speed
    Speed at sea level M.S. gear* 376 mph true airspeed
    Max. speed in M.S. gear* 411 mph true airspeed @ 6,600 ft. FTH
    Max. speed in F.S. gear* 432 mph true airspeed @ 18,400 ft. FTH
    Speed at 28,000 ft. 405 mph true airspeed
    * The full boost at +9 lb/sq.in. was not obtained during the test. (See para.5)

    For the more of this report see HERE

    All the Tempests charted above were equipped with Sabre IIA engines. Adjusted to reflect +9 lbs., JN.731's top speed is 378 mph at sea level and 432 mph at 18,000 feet. JN.798 was equipped with Mark V cannon, its top speed being 378 mph at sea level and 436 mph at 18,400 feet. Trials of JN.798 using 150 grade fuel and +12 lbs boost 3,700 rpm resulted in 394 mph at sea level. JN.763 was tested by RAE, Farnborough using 150 grade fuel, resulting in 393 mph at sea level at +10.5 lbs 3,700 rpm. The RAE estimated 398 mph at sea level for JN.763 at +11 lbs. RAE further concluded that had JN.763's poor paintwork on the wing leading edges been cleaned up, sea level speed would increase to 404 mph.


    The curves of the German aircraft are estimates created by Messerschmitt AG and Focke Wulf Flugzeugbau G.M.B.H. and represent what the manufacturers expected of well built aircraft in 1945. Flight Test Reports of the FW-190 D-9 indicate that the Focke Wulf estimate is approximately 9 mph optimistic for newly manufactured aircraft delivered in standard operational configuration (with tank rack & without rubber engine seal). The Tempest +9 lb curve is from Hawker. +11 lb performance is that charted by the Royal Aircraftcraft Establishment (RAE) and is taken from flight tests. The Sabre IIBs were cleared for +11 lbs, 3,850 rpm, combat 5 minutes limit. Those Sabre IIA's having Mod. No. Sabre/158 or 297 ("strengthened propeller reduction gear assembly") were converted to IIB's by the incorporation of a new boost control cam (Mod. No. Sabre/433) and a new boost control capsule (Mod. No. Sabre/435). Performance using +11 lbs. 3,850 rpm or the subsequently approved +13 lbs, 3,850 rpm is not reflected in the chart above. The Sabre IIB produced 2,420 bhp at SL using +11 lbs 3,850 rpm. Maximum speed of a Tempest V equipped with the Sabre IIB engine was 435 mph at 19,000 feet.
    http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/6500/p47dclimbandspeed7kd.jpg
    Picture Courtesy:- Tempest V Performance
    Data Courtesy:- Tempest V Performance
     
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    Any body has any more data is free to post on Hawker tempest,,,,,
     

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