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This page is about the British fighter Typhoon Mk Ib/L. For other versions, see Typhoon Mk Ia and Typhoon Mk Ib.


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The Typhoon Mk Ib /Late is a rank III British fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB), 4.3 (RB), and 5.0 (SB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

The Typhoon is a heavily armed, fast fighter bomber which excels in Boom and Zoom tactics. It is armed with four deadly Hispano cannons, which can obliterate enemy fighters with the air targets belt. With all modules purchased, the Typhoon is one of the fastest planes in its tier, reaching speeds of almost 700km/h in level flight. You also have an excellent climb rate and great manoeuvrability, enabling you to dogfight quite effectively against some targets.

You also get some decent payload options. A choice of 2 x 250, 500 or 1000 lb bombs or 8 x RP-3 rockets allow you to hit enemy ground targets hard and fast. Just beware that carrying such payloads will adversely affect your flight characteristics. In realistic battles ground forces, it is best to assess the situation on the battlefield. If the enemy team is ground forces heavy, you can choose to thin them out with bombs or rockets. You can even use your cannons to good effect on light targets like the Wirbelwind and PT-76. If the enemy team has a high volume of aircraft in the air, leave the payload and just focus on taking them out.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,248 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
647 626 11000 20.4 21.0 16.5 16.5 450
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,248 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
696 671 11000 18.7 19.5 23.2 19.5 450


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
420 ~11 ~5
Optimal velocities
< 390 < 440 < 480 > 337
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,447 m 2,065 hp 2,271 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,981 m 1,735 hp 1,908 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 42.8 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 12.7 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.
  • 3 mm Steel plate in front of the engine.
  • 1 mm Steel plate behind the engine.


Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)

The Typhoon Mk Ib/L is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

The Typhoon Mk Ib/L can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 250 lb G.P. 250 lb Mk.IV bombs (500 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. 500 lb Mk.IV bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb M.C. 1,000 lb Mk.I bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 76 mm RP-3 rockets

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm HSBC mk.2
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons HMBC mk.2
III Wings repair Engine Mk.II year 1942 HLBC mk.2
IV Engine injection Cover Mk.II year 1943 HRC mk.8

Pros and cons


  • With combat flaps turn circle is much tighter (arcade battle)
  • 4 x high damage Hispano cannons
  • Great Boom & Zoom aircraft
  • Retains energy well
  • Has four optional suspended ordinances (three varieties of bombs and RP-3 Rockets)


  • Terrible roll rate
  • Cannon recoil can cause aircraft to lose speed and easily overheats when stock
  • Plane controls start to lock when the speed is over 537 km/h
  • Increased parasitic drag when carrying 2 x 1,000 lb bombs
  • Plane when stock can be difficult to play


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In-game description

The Hawker Typhoon was the planned successor to the Hurricane, as a support high altitude fighter for the Spitfire. However early problems with its structural integrity cause it to commonly break its back on landing. The engine was also far from perfect. The Napier Sabre was very temperamental and often combusted into flames when started. The large prop was also an issue. The diameter was one of the biggest of the war and a prop strike would almost always flip the aircraft. Another problem was the thick wings the Typhoon used. They performed poorly at its intended high altitude and the plane was quickly moved to a low altitude ground attack role. Here it found its element. The Typhoon's thick wings allowed it to carry 4 20mm cannons and up to a 2000lb bomb load. The "Tiffie" became one of the best RAF ground attack aircraft of the war and was praised for its stable gun platform and durability. The Typhoon was succeeded by the Tempest, which improved and fixed the earlier design.

The Hawker Typhoon was a single engine, single seat fighter which first entered service with the RAF in 1941. Typhoon fighters of the first production series were equipped with a canopy with massive framing and a Rover-produced car-type side door for cockpit access. The first modification of this was to replace some of the solid metal fairings with transparent panels and cut down the pilot’s head armor plate to help increase visibility. Lack of visibility remained a significant problem and whilst a new canopy was being developed, the bulky radio mast and its fairing were replaced with a whip aerial further aft along the fuselage. A new drop-shaped canopy was designed for the pilot's cockpit, providing a good all-round view. The new canopies were fitted on the production aircraft from September 1943 on.

The fighters were equipped with more powerful 2,200 hp Napier Sabre Mk.IIB and 2,260 hp Napier Sabre Mk.IIC engines, as well as new four-bladed de Havilland propellers. The wing-mounted armament consisted of four 20 mm British Hispano Mk.II belt-fed cannons with 140 rounds per gun. The projecting cannon barrels were equipped with fairings to reduce drag.

By the end of 1943, these improvements had been implemented on the majority of the Typhoons already in service.

By the time these later Mk IBs were in service, the aircraft’s shortcomings as a fighter had been identified, but it coped perfectly in the role of a fighter-bomber and a close air-support aircraft, striking German airfields, communication lines, railways, and ships.

Since Typhoons were flown at low altitudes under strong enemy anti-aircraft fire, the designers paid great attention to protecting the pilot and the aircraft's vital systems. The pilot's head and back were protected with an armored backrest and a 38 mm thick armored glass windscreen. An armor plate protecting the engine was fitted behind the propeller fairing.

After many early teething problems, critical failures and threats to be withdrawn from service altogether, the Typhoon finally found its niche as a rugged, dependable ground attack aircraft. It achieved notoriety amongst German soldiers during the Normandy campaign when, whilst Spitfires were achieving air superiority, the Typhoons were able to cause mayhem amongst German ground units. The Typhoon's production was discontinued in November 1945, and it was withdrawn from service in early 1947. All in all, 3,205 Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB aircraft were produced.


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See also

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External links

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Biplane fighters  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II · Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Hurricanes  Hurricane Mk I/L · Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · 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  Harrier GR.1 · Harrier GR.3 · Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9 · Sea Hawk FGA.6
Export  ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · AV-8A · AV-8C · Sea Hawk Mk.100
Captured  ▀Tempest Mk V

Britain fighters
Fury  Fury Mk I · Fury Mk II
Nimrod  Nimrod Mk I · Nimrod Mk II
Gladiator  Gladiator Mk II · Tuck's Gladiator Mk II · Gladiator Mk IIF · Gladiator Mk IIS
Sea Gladiator  Sea Gladiator Mk I
Hurricane  Hurricane Mk I/L · Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · Hurricane Mk IIB/Trop
Sea Hurricane  Sea Hurricane Mk IB · Sea Hurricane Mk IC
MB  MB.5
Spitfire (early-Merlin)  Spitfire Mk Ia · Spitfire Mk IIa · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire Mk IIb · Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · Spitfire Mk Vb · Spitfire Mk Vc/trop · Spitfire Mk Vc
Spitfire (late-Merlin)  Spitfire F Mk IX · Spitfire LF Mk IX · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XVI
Spitfire (Griffon)  Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Spitfire F Mk XIVe · Spitfire FR Mk XIVe · Spitfire F Mk XVIIIe · Spitfire F Mk 22 · Spitfire F Mk 24
Seafire  Seafire F Mk XVII · Seafire FR 47
Typhoon  Typhoon Mk Ia · Typhoon Mk Ib · Typhoon Mk Ib/L
Tempest  Tempest Mk II · Tempest Mk V
Sea Fury  Sea Fury FB 11
Twin-engine fighters  Hornet Mk.I · Hornet Mk.III · Whirlwind Mk I · Whirlwind P.9
Australia  ▄Boomerang Mk I · ▄Boomerang Mk II
France  ▄D.520 · ▄D.521
USA  Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Thunderbolt Mk.1 · ▄Mustang Mk IA