Tempest Mk V
Contents
General info
The Tempest Mk V is a Rank IV British fighter with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/SB) and 5.7 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.37.
The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations
General play style
Vehicle characteristics
Tactics
Climb with your team as high as you can muster (<4000m) and proceed to feast on anything the Spitfires above drop from their clouds. (Blue) speed is life and should never be wasted. This is the way of the Tempest in Realistic battles.
The Tempest Mk. V excels at low to medium altitude battles, performing both as a Boom'n'Zoomer, ground attacker or energy fighter. To efficiently utilize it's full engine power, do not get above 6000m or 19000ft, as the engine power drops significantly beyond that point. However, due to the supercharged engine, it outperforms aircraft like the Fw 190 D9 by far at high altitudes (over 7600m or 25000ft), but gets obliterated by Ta 152Hs and some Bf 109 models, such as the K4s and G10s. To counter the BF109K4, I quote the pilot Pierre Clostermann:
"Tempest V. Messerschmitts: I kept on reminding my pilots to keep their speed above 300 m.p.h., for "109's" could turn better than we could at low speed, and you had to watch out for the 30 mm. cannon in their propeller  it didn't give you a second chance. The best technique was to do a spiral dive, work up to a speed of 450 m.p.h., do a straight climb and then start all over again. The "109's" on the other hand, knowing that we dived faster than they did, tried to get us up to 16,000 feet, where our Tempests were heavy and our engines sluggish."^{1}
In arcade battles, just stick with WEP on and Boom'n'Zoom tactics. On realistic you can try the above strategy, but you may find that due to mouse aim some adaptations must be implemented. Don't lose sight of your attacker and be on guard for when his cannon fires. As soon as you see the barrel flash, you have about 0.7 seconds to take your plane out of the way, depending on the distance. At that point you can throw off his aim by performing a low YoYo to gain more speed and proceed to zoom away if you're bellow 3000m or 10000ft, because at this altitude your engine should provide enough power for you to outrun the BF109K4 or G10. How ever, you may find that the Tempest Mk.V is a cinder brick, because you accelerate stupidly fast diving straight to the ground. When in trouble at high heights, dive like there is no tomorrow.
Specific enemies worth noting
Countertactics
Pros and cons
Pros:
 Powerful engine providing both great acceleration and top speed below 3 km altitude
 Powerful armament with lots of ammo allowing to stay long time in battle and ability to take out even 4 engined bombers easily
 Excellent acceleration in dive
 Pretty good maneuverability at high speeds
Cons:
 Poor engine performance at high altitudes
 Not good maneuverability at low speeds
 High repair costs
Specifications
Armaments
Offensive armaments
 4 x 20mm Hispano Mk.V cannon, wingmounted (200 rpg = 800 total)
Payloads
 2 x G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bombs
 2 x G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs
 2 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombs
 8 x RP3 rockets
Bombs
Nation  Mass (nominal)  Name  Caliber  Drag  Damage Rating 
Radius  Pen  Damage Rating 
Radius  Pen 

Bomb properties  High explosive  Fragmentation  
Germany 
1,000 kg  SC 1000L2  450  33  360.4  30m  250mm  94.4  150m  15mm 
250 kg  SC 250Ja  285  16.9  6.3  10m  100mm  111  80m  12mm  
50 kg  SC 50Ja  152  4.3  0  3m  35mm  51.3  40m  10mm  
500 kg  SC 500K  392  23.7  100  25m  160mm  100  120m  15mm  
10 kg  SD 10C  152  0.8  0.3  5m  8mm  0  15m  5mm  
10 kg  SD 10a  152  0.8  0.5  5m  10mm  0  15m  5mm  
Japan 
250 kg  mod.25 mk 2  285  16.9  6.3  10m  100mm  111  80m  12mm 
500 kg  mod. 50 mk 2  392  23.7  100  25m  160mm  100  120m  15mm  
800 kg  mod. 80 mk 1  450  49.6  640.9  40m  250mm  94.4  150m  15mm  
250 kg  Type 92 mod. 25  285  16.9  6.3  10m  100mm  111  80m  12mm  
500 kg  Type 92 mod. 50  392  23.7  100  25m  160mm  100  120m  15mm  
100 kg  Type 94 mod. 10  267  9.3  0.9  6m  75mm  102.3  45m  12mm  
50 kg  Army Type 94 mod. 5  152  4.3  0  3m  35mm  51.3  40m  10mm  
60 kg  Type 97 mod. 6  152  4.3  0  3m  35mm  51.3  40m  10mm  
250 kg  Type 98 mod.25  285  16.9  6.3  10m  100mm  111  80m  12mm  
800kg  Type 99 mod. 25  450  49.6  640.9  40m  250mm  94.4  150m  15mm  
800 kg  Navy Type 99 No. 80 mod. 1  450  49.6  640.9  40m  250mm  94.4  150m  15mm  
USSR 
100 kg  FAB100  267  9.3  0.9  6m  75mm  102.3  45m  12mm 
1,000 kg  FAB1000  450  33  360.4  30m  250mm  94.4  150m  15mm  
250 kg  FAB250M43  285  16.9  6.3  10m  100mm  111  80m  12mm  
50 kg  FAB50  152  4.3  0  3m  35mm  51.3  40m  10mm  
500 kg  FAB500  392  23.7  100  25m  160mm  100  120m  15mm  
1,500 kg  FAB1500M46  450  33  2452.7  70m  450mm  94.4  150m  15mm  
3,000 kg  FAB3000M46  450  33  8493.2  100m  500mm  94.4  150m  15mm  
Britain 
453 kg  1000 lb GP  392  37  100  25m  160mm  100  120m  15mm 
453 kg  1000 lb GP mk 1  392  37  100  25m  160mm  100  120m  15mm  
453 kg  1000 lb MC mk 1  392  37  100  25m  160mm  100  120m  15mm  
113.4 kg  250 lb  267  0  5.4  13m  78mm  100.6  48m  12mm  
113.4 kg  250 lb 43  267  0  5.4  13m  78mm  100.6  48m  12mm  
113.4 kg  250 lb late  267  0  5.4  13m  78mm  100.6  48m  12mm  
226.8 kg  500 lb  285  16.9  15.7  16m  100mm  111  80m  12mm  
226.8 kg  500 lb 43  285  16.9  15.7  16m  100mm  111  80m  12mm  
1,815 kg  mk 2 Cookie  450  100  4955.1  80m  400mm  87.6  200m  15mm  
USA 
453.6 kg  1000lb ANM65 cone  392  37  100  25m  160mm  100  120m  15mm 
453.6 kg  1000 lb ANM65A1  392  37  100  25m  160mm  100  120m  15mm  
45.4 kg  100 lb ANM30A1  152  4.3  1  8m  50mm  51.3  40m  10mm  
907.2 kg  2000 lb ANM66A2  450  49.6  640.9  40m  250mm  94.4  150m  15mm  
113.4 kg  250 lb ANM57  267  9.3  4.1  12m  75mm  102.3  45m  12mm  
226.8 kg  500 lb ANM64A1  285  16.9  15.7  16m  100mm  111  80m  12mm  
France 
kg  100 kg No. 1  m  mm  m  mm  
kg  200 kg No. 1  m  mm  m  mm  
kg  500 kg No. 2  m  mm  m  mm 
Aircraft Rockets
Nation  Mass  Name  Velocity  Caliber  Drag  Damage Rating 
Radius  Pen  Damage Rating 
Radius  Pen 

Rocket properties  High explosive  Fragmentation  
Germany 
110.9 kg  BR 20  350 m/s  210  100  210.8  5 m  75 mm  100  50 m  10 mm 
3.85 kg  R4M Orkan  525 m/s  55  0  0.6  1 m  12 mm  5.2  25 m  8 mm  
2.78 kg  RZ 65 Föhn  260 m/s  73  17.5  0  0.9 m  10 mm  13.1  15 m  8 mm  
Japan 
60 kg  60 kg  340 m/s  82  21.1  99.9  6 m  60 mm  0  15 m  8 mm 
USSR 
41.9 kg  RS132  350 m/s  132  14  27.9  3 m  75 mm  43.3  25 m  10 mm 
7.84 kg  RS82  340 m/s  82  0  0.6  1 m  23 mm  16.9  12 m  8 mm  
Britain 
64 kg  HVAR  420 m/s  127  14  29.3  3.5 m  75 mm  98.6  17 m  12 mm 
43 kg  RP3  350 m/s  76  10.5  35.8  3.5m  75 mm  56.7  15 m  5 mm  
USA 
583 kg  11.75 in Tiny Tim  300 m/s  298  17.5  1,289.2  13 m  120 mm  183.4  45 m  12 mm 
64 kg  5 in HVAR  420 m/s  127  14  29.3  3.5 m  75 mm  98.6  17 m  12 mm  
17 kg  M8 Bazooka  250 m/s  114  3.5  6  1 m  29 mm  16.8  25 m  7 mm 
Engine & mobility
Engine
 Cooling type: Water
 Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
 Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
 Mass: 1070 kg
 Cooling type: Water
 Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
 Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
 Mass: 1070 kg
 Cooling type: Water
 Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
 Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
 Mass: 1070 kg
Stats
 Max speed: 649 km/h
 at height: 5,000 m
 Max altitude: 11,000 m
 Turn Time: __._ s
 Rate of Climb: 14.5 m/s
 Takeoff run: 580 m
Upgraded
 Max speed: 788 km/h
 at height: 5,000 m
 Max altitude: 11,000 m
 Turn Time: __._ s
 Rate of Climb: 34.7 m/s
 Takeoff run: 370 m
 Max speed: ___ km/h
 at height: 5,000 m
 Max altitude: 11,000 m
 Turn Time: __._ s
 Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
 Takeoff run: 370 m
Upgraded
 Max speed: ___ km/h
 at height: 5,000 m
 Max altitude: 11,000 m
 Turn Time: __._ s
 Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
 Takeoff run: 370 m
 Max speed: ___ km/h
 at height: 5,000 m
 Max altitude: 11,000 m
 Turn Time: __._ s
 Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
 Takeoff run: 370 m
Upgraded
 Max speed: ___ km/h
 at height: 5,000 m
 Max altitude: 11,000 m
 Turn Time: __._ s
 Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
 Takeoff run: 370 m
Performance
Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)
Supercharger Stage #1: 100%
Supercharger Stage #1: WEP
Supercharger Stage #2: 100%
Supercharger Stage #2: WEP
Modules and improvements
History of creation and combat usage
The creation of the Hawker Tempest came from the failed interceptor, the Hawker Typhoon. Although originally designated the Hawker Typhoon Mk II, it later became known as the Tempest. It had much thinner wings that it' predecessor and was much faster and maneuverable.
Screenshots and fan art
Skins and camouflages for the ___ from live.warthunder.com.
Additional information (links)
[News] Ace of the Month – Pierre Clostermann (Pilot of Hawker Tempest Mk.V NV724)
References
Horsepower graph  Sidebar 
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Tempest Mk V 
Nation  UK 
Type  Fighter 
Fighting style  Boom & Zoom 
Metric✓ Imperial
Metric Imperial✓
Characteristics  
Empty Weight  ~4402 kg 
Empty Weight + fuel  ~4828 kg 
Takeoff Weight  ~5221 kg 
Wing Area  ~28 m² 
# Flap Positions  3 
Number of Engines  1 
Air Breaks  no 
Arrestor Gear  no 
Statistics  
Power per Engine  1965 hp 
WEP Duration  infinite 
top speed  ~656.01 kph at 5000 m 
Climb Rate  ~20.36 m/s 
Optimal climb velocity  ~297.36 kph 
Turn Time  ~25.37 s 
Wing loading (Empty)  ~159.00 kg/m² 
Characteristics  
Empty Weight  ~9705 lb 
Empty Weight + fuel  ~10644 lb 
Takeoff Weight  ~11510 lb 
Wing Area  ~298 ft² 
# Flap Positions  3 
Number of Engines  1 
Air Breaks  no 
Arrestor Gear  no 
Statistics  
Power per Engine  1965 hp 
WEP Duration  infinite 
Top speed  ~407.62 mph at 16404 m 
Climb Rate  66.80 ft/s 
Optimal climb velocity  ~184.77 mph 
Turn Time  25.37 s 
Wing loading (Empty)  ~32.57 lb/ft² 
Main Weapons  
4 x Hispano Mk.V  200 RPG 
Payload Option 1  
Nothing Loaded  Clean Plane 
Payload Option 2  
2 x 💣 250 lbs  Bomb 
Payload Option 3  
2 x 💣 500 lbs  Bomb 
Payload Option 4  
2 x 💣 1000 lbs  Bomb 
Payload Option 5  
8 x 🚀 76mm, 37kg  RP3 rocket 
Limits  
Max Speed limit  880 kph 
Gear lmit  340 kph 
Combat Flaps  470 kph 
Max static +G's  ~11 
Max static G's  ~8 
Optimal Velocities  
Ailerons  <473 kph 
Rudder  <490 kph 
Elevators  <530 kph 
Radiator  >350 kph 
Limits  
Max Speed limit  547 mph 
Gear lmit  211 mph 
Combat Flaps  292 mph 
Max static +G's  ~11 
Max static G's  ~8 
Optimal Velocities  
Ailerons  <294 mph 
Rudder  <304 mph 
Elevators  <329 mph 
Radiator  >217 mph 
Manual Control  
Mixer  is not controllable 
Pitch  is controllable has automatic pitch 
Radiator (water)  is controllable 
Radiator (oil)  is not controllable 
Oil and water  uses combined radiator control 
Supercharger  is controllable 
Turbocharger  is not controllable 
Compressor settings 1  
Optimal Altitude  1447 m 4747 ft

100% Enginepower  2085 hp 
WEP Enginepower  2585 hp 
Compressor settings 2  
Optimal Altitude  4981 m 16342 ft

100% Enginepower  1735 hp 
WEP Enginepower  2151 hp 