Hawker Typhoon (Warpaint Series 5)
By Chris Thomas
Publisher: Warpaint Books Ltd 2000 32 Pages
PDF 10 MB
It is 1 June 1942. The RAF's latest fighter aircraft is in its third day of operations -small detachments operating from Mansion and Westhanipnett (now Goodwood) airfield and Hying defensive patrols in pairs. Their aim is to counter the Fw 190 and Bf 109 nuisance raids which had proved too elusive for the RAF's Spitfire Vs. The R/T cracklcs and two of the new interceptors climb to investigate a 'Bogey' At 17.000 ft cannon shells thud into both aircraft which tall into the Channel with the loss of one of the pilots.