Typhoon Mk Ib

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Typhoon Mk Ib
General characteristics
1 personCrew
4.3 tEmpty weight
5.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 500 mCeiling
sec21.2/21.2/20.6Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Napier Sabre 2aEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
845 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannonWeapon 1
560 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 1
2 х 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bombSetup 2
2 х M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bombSetup 3
8 х RP-3 rocketsSetup 4
Sl icon.png2 560/3 807/1 510Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
120 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.36 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Typhoon Mk Ib. For other uses, see Typhoon (Disambiguation)


The Typhoon Mk Ib in the garage

The Typhoon Mk Ib is a Rank III British fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB), 4.3 (RB), and 4.0 (SB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. While the Mk 1b is a slightly downgraded Typhoon Mk Ib/late in regards to flight performance and engine power, the main difference from the 1a is the vastly upgraded armament options including 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannons and larger bombs and rockets.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,340 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
618 605 10 500 21.8 22.1 14.7 14.7 580
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,340 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
670 644 10 500 19.4 20.6 23.4 17.3 580


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
845 320 420 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities
< 390 < 440 < 480 > 337
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,447 m 1,960 hp 2,078 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,981 m 1,650 hp 1,749 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 42.8 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
  • 1 mm Steel plate in the fuselage.
  • 3 mm Steel plate behind the propeller.
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage


Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)

The Typhoon Mk Ib is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk.II cannons, wing-mounted (140 rpg = 560 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The Typhoon Mk Ib can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • Without load
  • 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 76 mm RP-3 rockets

Usage in the battles

As a fighter it is mainly a BnZ aircraft with lethal armament especially the stealthy Air targets belts. Roll rate is below average but turn performance is decent for such a large aircraft. Where the Typhoon shines, as in real life, is in ground attack roles with 2 1000lbs bombs or 8 RP-3 rockets. Used in this role the Typhoon can strike very fast and accurately and use its speed to disengage. Climb early in the battle as performance is maintained even with 2 1000 bombs underneath, select the target and bomb in a shallow dive. Disengage with a shallow climb at great speed away from enemy fighters. Softer targets can be destroyed easily with the cannons. This aircraft can be a real lion farmer used in a mixed role of fighter bomber attacking unsuspecting slower enemy aircraft, or blasting through furballs at high speed. The Air Targets belts will reward the good shot. Performance is best below 20000 feet. When maneuvering keep the speed up, this is a heavy aircraft and will not easily regain energy lost by high loads, making it vulnerable.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Separate Controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

As a premium aircraft it comes fully upgraded.

Pros and cons


  • Good diving speed
  • Excellent armament
  • Above average armour
  • Can withstand tough loads
  • Good speed
  • Good climb rate


  • Water overheats if too much WEP applied
  • Low roll rate
  • Big target for a fighter.
  • Limited cockpit visibility


The Typhoon MkIb was an evolution on the earlier MkIa on a quest for better overall performance. An upgraded engine the could take higher boost settings and aerodynamic improvements on the fuselage and wings increased speed and climb capability. The four cannons and the improved hardpoints under the wings made it ideal for the ground attack tactics employed by the RAF in 1943 over France. The Spitfires and Hurricanes were quickly replaced by the Typhoons in this very dangerous mission profile, flying close to the ground and exposed to AA. The Typhoon was also used in a defensive role as interceptor against fast German fighter bombers coming across the Channel.

The Typhoon was not the easiest aircraft to fly and came as a shock to the pilots used in the much lighter and nimbler Spitfires and Hurricanes. Problems were engine reliability and vibrations, a swing (turn) on takeoff due to the huge torque from the engine and propeller even with full opposite rudder applied. In the cockpit before the introduction of the later bubble canopy, visibility was limited and carbon monoxide from the exhaust would find its way in, use of oxygen at all times became mandatory. While flying missions crossing the English Channel, the danger of ditching was always present and the configuration of the scoop air intake below the engine made the outcome of such an event highly doubtful.


An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

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