Tempest Mk V (Germany)

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▀Tempest Mk V
General characteristics
1 personCrew
6.078 tTake-off weight
6.46 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11125 mCeiling
Napier Sabre 2Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
880 km/hStructural
361 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannonWeapon 1
800 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
7100 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4800/5500/2040Repair
10000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
380000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1100 Ge icon.pngAces
172 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
310 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png250 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the premium German fighter Tempest Mk V (Germany). For the British version, see Tempest Mk V. For other versions, see Tempest (Family).


GarageImage Tempest Mk V Germany.jpg

The ▀Tempest Mk V is a premium rank IV German fighter with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB), 5.7 (RB), and 6.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.43.

General info

Flight performance

The Tempest has an excellent Napien Sabre 2 engine. It allows air speeds up to 727 km/h (393 knots). The aircraft has a descent maneuverability, and extending the flaps helps massively in turning. You can outmaneuver almost any American airplane, but dogfighting isn't recommended in this plane. It can withstand from 14 G to -7 G.

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,700 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
666 651 11125 21.0 21.6 16.9 16.9 250
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,700 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
728 695 11125 19.1 20.0 24.6 20.4 250


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
880 361  430 ~14 ~7
Optimal velocities
< 440 < 430 < 530 > 337
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,447 m 2,065 hp 2,272 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,981 m 1,735 hp 1,909 hp

Survivability and armour

The Tempest's weakest point is the engine. It is very big and gives away after 2-3 hits. The aircraft becomes vulnerable because speed is one of its biggest advantages. It has an armoured glass in the front (44.45 mm or 1.75 in), and armour on the back of the seat (16.9 mm or 0.66 in). Its worst opponent is the Spitfire series. It's best not to mess with them. If you entered a dogfight reduce airspeed, extend flaps and let them overshoot. The Tempest is also vulnerable to AAA fire. You should avoid flying over enemy bases and airfields. If impossible to avoid, get close to the ground and fly away. Other than that the aircraft is very durable. It can withstand a solid amount of damage with MGs and cannons in the hull. To increase chances of surviving, you should always avoid decreasing airspeed under 200 km/h (107 knots).


Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.V (20 mm)

The Tempest Mk V (Germany) is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.V cannons, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 800 total)

Usage in battles

The Tempest has great performance in altitudes up to 5,000 m (16,404 ft). It isn't recommended to hunt bombers. The aircraft is best at destroying less manoeuvrable planes like: Fw 190s, F4U Corsairs, Bf 109s, ground attack planes and any bomber that comes near the ground. It excels at high speeds. However it isn't a classic boom-and-zoom aircraft because you shouldn't fly too high after attack. The guns reach maximum efficiency when firing in bursts. Try to avoid long bursts, a burst should not exceed 5-6 bullets. You should replace the climbing with flying away in a more or less straight line. Don't attack unless you can fly away at a high airspeed (at least 500 km/h or 269 knots).

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons


  • Great airspeed,
  • Good maneuverability
  • Four Hispano 20 mm cannons
  • Excellent Silver Lion and Research Points boosters


  • Engine vulnerable to damage
  • Plane is large, presenting a big target for enemies
  • Cannot equip payloads
  • Expensive to purchase


On October 15, 1944, a Hawker Tempest Mk V, EJ709, flown by F/O George Taylor Kinnel of the RNZAF, was flying an armed reconnaissance mission over Münster when he was hit by flak and crash-landed at Nieukerk. He survived the landing and was taken as a POW.[1]

The aircraft was salvaged by 2./Versuchsverband O.K.L. and moved to Finnow. There, it was repaired with parts from another Tempest that had been shot down near Hespe in December 1944. The repairs were finished on January 4, 1945. It was then brought to Rechlin for testing.[1]


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Goering's Tempest." The Hawker Tempest Page. N.p., 06 Dec. 2014. Web. 06 Mar. 2019. Website

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Hawker Aircraft Limited
Biplane Fighters  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II · Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Hurricanes  Hurricane Mk I/L · Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop · Hurricane Mk IV
Typhoons  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib/L
Tempests  Tempest Mk V · Tempest Mk V (Vickers P) · Tempest Mk II
Other Fighters  Sea Fury FB 11
Jet Fighters  Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9 · Sea Hawk FGA.6
Export  Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ▂Hurricane Mk IIB
Captured  ▀Tempest Mk V

Germany fighters
He 51  He 51 A-1 · He 51 B-1 · He 51 B-2/H · He 51 C-1 · He 51 C-1/L
He 100  He 100 D-1
He 112  He 112 A-0 · He 112 B-0 · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · He 112 V-5
Bf 109 (Jumo)  Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 B-1
Bf 109 (DB-601)  Bf 109 E-1 · Bf 109 E-3 · Bf 109 E-4 · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 F-1 · Bf 109 F-2 · Bf 109 F-4 · Bf 109 F-4/trop
Bf 109 (DB-605)  Bf 109 G-2/trop · Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-6 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · Bf 109 K-4
Fw 190 (early)  Fw 190 A-1 · Fw 190 A-4 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5/U2 · Fw 190 A-8 · Fw 190 C
Fw 190 (late)  Fw 190 D-9 · Fw 190 D-12 · Fw 190 D-13 · Fw 190 F-8
Ta 152  Ta 152 C-3 · Ta 152 H-1
USA  ▀P-47D
USSR  ▀La-5FN · ▀Yak-1B
Britain  ▀Tempest Mk V
Italy  ▀CR.42 · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀G.50 serie 2 · ▀G.50 AS serie 7 · ▀C.200 serie 3 · ▀C.200 serie 7 · ▀C.202
Finland  ▀Hawk H-75A-2

Germany premium aircraft
Fighters  He 51 B-2/H · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 G-2 · Fw 190 C · Fw 190 D-13
  ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀Hawk H-75A-2 · ▀Yak-1B · ▀La-5FN · ▀P-47D · ▀Tempest Mk V
Twin-engine fighters  Bf 109 Z · Bf 110 C-6 · Do 335 B-2 · He 219 A-7 · Ju 388 J · Ta 154 A-1
Jet fighters  Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ▀G.91 R/4
Attackers  Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · ▀IL-2 (1942)
Bombers  Ar 196 A-3 · BV 238 · Fw 189 A-1 · Ju 288 C · ▀Wellington Mk Ic