Rocket-firing Typhoons were the scourge of the Normandy battlefields after D-Day in 1944 and were responsible for inflicting catastrophic losses on the German Army. Typhoons continued with their hazardous tactical support sorties during the Allied advance into Germany, striking at enemy tanks and dog-fighting with German fighters defending the Reich.
Author Tony Hoskins had rare and privileged access to the restoration to flight by the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group of surviving Typhoon airframe (RB396) and its Napier Sabre engine. Hawker Typhoon Owners’ Workshop Manual features interviews with the engineers rebuilding RB396, and archive material from Second World War Typhoon pilots and groundcrews.
|Dimensions||210 × 270 mm|
Tony Hoskins is the author of the Haynes Douglas Skyraider Manual and an engineer at Kennet Aviation, a specialist warbird restoration company. Tony is also collaborating with the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group in their restoration of Typhoon RB396. He lives in Sussex.