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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} British fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.
 
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight performance ===
 
=== Flight performance ===
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* 3 mm Steel plate in front of the engine
 
* 3 mm Steel plate in front of the engine
 
* 1 mm Steel plate behind the engine
 
* 1 mm Steel plate behind the engine
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=== Modifications and economy ===
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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{{main|Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)}}
 
{{main|Hispano Mk.II (20 mm)}}
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=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
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Typhoon Mk Ib/L is like the other Typhoons a superb altitude fighter, to dive down on unaware enemies and strike then take off with the speed it gained from diving to gain a high altitude for the purpose to either do a second pass on an enemy or engage a new enemy target. It got a great speed for a 4.3/4.7(RB/AB) but its insufficent climbing speed makes it possibly for enemy threats to out climb it.
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The Typhoon Mk Ib/L, like the other Typhoons, is a superb altitude fighter, able to dive down on unaware enemies and strike; then take off with the speed it gained from diving to gain a high altitude for the purpose of either doing a second pass on an enemy or to engage a new enemy target. It has a great speed for a 4.3/4.7(RB/AB) but its insufficient climbing speed makes it possible for enemy threats to outclimb it.
  
Major threats to the Typhoon Mk Ib/L are aircrafts like [[Yak-3]], [[Bf 109 (Family)|Bf 109's]], [[A7M (Family)|A7M]] and [[P-38L-5-LO]] being able to outclimb, turn faster and keep up or out run the typhoon making them deadly enemies for it to face. But strong structure of the Typhoon's wings make it able to outdive most of them to get away.  
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Major threats to the Typhoon Mk Ib/L are aircraft like [[Yak-3]], [[Bf 109 (Family)|Bf 109's]], [[A7M (Family)|A7M]] and [[P-38L-5-LO]] which are able to outclimb, turn faster, and keep up or outrun the Typhoon, making them deadly enemies for it to face. However, the strong structure of the Typhoon's wings make it able to outdive most of them to get away.  
  
In Arcade battles the 4x20mm are lethal to most aircraft and with boost of speed and climbrate makes it able to climb high and easier do "hit and run" tactics where it will shine most, engage enemies in dogfights are not the strong suit of the Typhoon and is ill adviced to do in any battle mode.
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In Arcade battles, the 4x20mm are lethal to most aircraft and with boost of speed and climbrate, it is able to climb high and it will be easier to do "hit and run" tactics where it will shine most. Engaging enemies in dogfights are not the strong suit of the Typhoon and it is ill advised to do so in any battle mode.
  
In Realistic its an excellent Boom and Zoomer, to get high altitude and dive on unexpected pilots. The climbing speed is sufficent enough to make it outclimb and do well as a Hit n Run aircraft in lower rating battles, but in higher rating battles it gonna have fierce competition in the sky.
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In Realistic battles, it is an excellent Boom and Zoomer, able to get high altitude and dive on unexpecting pilots. The climbing speed is sufficient to make it outclimb and do well as a Hit and Run aircraft in lower rating battles, but in higher rating battles it will have fierce competition in the sky.
  
Typhoon is also an excellent option to take with into Ground Battles, being able to carry 2x1000lbs, 2x500lbs, 2x250lb or 8x [[RP-3]] rockets into battle makes it capable to assist and support ground units in battle, Also 4x20mm with ground target ammunition can strafe at right angels to immobilize or do critical damage to most enemy tanks from above, buying time or protects allid ground units from potential threats.   
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The Typhoon is also an excellent option to take into Ground Battles, being able to carry 2x1000lbs, 2x500lbs, 2x250lb or 8x [[RP-3]] rockets into battle, making it capable to assist and support ground units in battle, Also 4x20mm with ground target ammunition can strafe at right angles to immobilize or do critical damage to most enemy tanks from above, buying time and protecting allied ground units from potential threats.   
  
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===
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| Controllable || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Auto control available || Combined || Controllable<br>2 gears || Not controllable
 
| Controllable || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Auto control available || Combined || Controllable<br>2 gears || Not controllable
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=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! Survivability
 
! colspan="2" | 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
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* Can turn with [[Bf 109 (Family)|Bf 109s]] when between 350 and 450 km/h IAS
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* Retains energy well: great Boom & Zoom aircraft
* 4 x high damage Hispano cannons
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* Can also turnfight [[Bf 109 (Family)|Bf 109s]] when between 350 and 450 km/h IAS
* Great Boom & Zoom aircraft
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* Armed with 4 x 20 mm Hispano cannons
* Retains energy well
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* Versatile set of belts, great for ground RB.
 
* Has four suspended ordnance options (three varieties of bombs and RP-3 rockets)
 
* Has four suspended ordnance options (three varieties of bombs and RP-3 rockets)
  
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* Terrible roll rate
 
* Terrible roll rate
* Cannon recoil can cause aircraft to lose speed and the Hispanos easily jam even when spaded
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* Cannon recoil can cause aircraft to lose speed and the Hispanos easily jam
* Plane controls start to lock when the speed is over 537 km/h
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* Plane controls start to lock when beyond 537 km/h
* Increased parasitic drag when carrying 2 x 1,000 lb bombs
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* Bombs negate your turn rate advantage
 
* Plane can be difficult to play when stock
 
* Plane can be difficult to play when stock
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* Engine can overheat easily
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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=== In-game description ===
 
=== In-game description ===
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.
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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.
 
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.
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By the end of 1943, these improvements had been implemented on the majority of the Typhoons already in service.
 
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.
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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.
 
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.
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
 
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{{Youtube-gallery|SwVkOjFkbGo|'''Decision Making /// Typhoon Mk IB / L 8 Kill''' - ''DEFYN''}}
 
{{Youtube-gallery|SwVkOjFkbGo|'''Decision Making /// Typhoon Mk IB / L 8 Kill''' - ''DEFYN''}}
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''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;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
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== External links ==
 
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Revision as of 11:48, 9 March 2021

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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.
Typhoon Mk Ib/L
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Typhoon Mk Ib/L
AB RB SB
4.7 4.3 5.0
Class:
Research:36 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
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Description

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). It 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

Max speed
at 6 248 m671 km/h
Turn time19 s
Max altitude11 000 m
EngineNapier Sabre 2
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight6 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,248 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 647 626 11000 20.4 21.0 16.5 16.5 450
Upgraded 696 671 18.7 19.5 23.2 19.5

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
845 320 401 377 250 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 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

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural845 km/h
Gear320 km/h
  • 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

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 720 → 2 208 Sl icon.png
RB4 500 → 5 778 Sl icon.png
SB5 100 → 6 548 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications30 000 Rp icon.png
66 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training39 000 Sl icon.png
Experts140 000 Sl icon.png
Aces590 Ge icon.png
Research Aces360 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 210 / 310 % Sl icon.png
148 / 148 / 148 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
1 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 300 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
1 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 300 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 700 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 700 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
hispano_belt_pack
Research:
1 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 300 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
HSBC mk.2
Research:
1 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 300 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
hispano_mk2_new_gun
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 700 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
HMBC mk.2
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
3 700 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gun camora mod.png
Mk.II year 1942
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
HLBC mk.2
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 200 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gun camora mod.png
Mk.II year 1943
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
HRC mk.8
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 300 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition560 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
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

Number of setups4
List of setups
Setup 12 x 250 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 22 x 500 LB G.P. Mk.IV bomb
Setup 32 x M.C. 1000 lb Mk.I bomb
Setup 48 x RP-3 rockets

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

  • Without load
  • 2 x 250 lb G.P. Mk.IV bombs (500 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb G.P. 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 RP-3 rockets

Usage in battles

The Typhoon Mk Ib/L, like the other Typhoons, is a superb altitude fighter, able to dive down on unaware enemies and strike; then take off with the speed it gained from diving to gain a high altitude for the purpose of either doing a second pass on an enemy or to engage a new enemy target. It has a great speed for a 4.3/4.7(RB/AB) but its insufficient climbing speed makes it possible for enemy threats to outclimb it.

Major threats to the Typhoon Mk Ib/L are aircraft like Yak-3, Bf 109's, A7M and P-38L-5-LO which are able to outclimb, turn faster, and keep up or outrun the Typhoon, making them deadly enemies for it to face. However, the strong structure of the Typhoon's wings make it able to outdive most of them to get away.

In Arcade battles, the 4x20mm are lethal to most aircraft and with boost of speed and climbrate, it is able to climb high and it will be easier to do "hit and run" tactics where it will shine most. Engaging enemies in dogfights are not the strong suit of the Typhoon and it is ill advised to do so in any battle mode.

In Realistic battles, it is an excellent Boom and Zoomer, able to get high altitude and dive on unexpecting pilots. The climbing speed is sufficient to make it outclimb and do well as a Hit and Run aircraft in lower rating battles, but in higher rating battles it will have fierce competition in the sky.

The Typhoon is also an excellent option to take into Ground Battles, being able to carry 2x1000lbs, 2x500lbs, 2x250lb or 8x RP-3 rockets into battle, making it capable to assist and support ground units in battle, Also 4x20mm with ground target ammunition can strafe at right angles to immobilize or do critical damage to most enemy tanks from above, buying time and protecting allied ground units from potential threats.

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Retains energy well: great Boom & Zoom aircraft
  • Can also turnfight Bf 109s when between 350 and 450 km/h IAS
  • Armed with 4 x 20 mm Hispano cannons
  • Versatile set of belts, great for ground RB.
  • Has four suspended ordnance options (three varieties of bombs and RP-3 rockets)

Cons:

  • Terrible roll rate
  • Cannon recoil can cause aircraft to lose speed and the Hispanos easily jam
  • Plane controls start to lock when beyond 537 km/h
  • Bombs negate your turn rate advantage
  • Plane can be difficult to play when stock
  • Engine can overheat easily

History

In-game description

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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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
  Foreign:
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