STyphoons and Tempest


61 posts

Morning gents and any gentesses

I know the typhoon was active WWII but ws the tempest? and have corgi done a model of both??

PR Enis

29 posts

 Hello Ian

The Tempest entered service in 1944 I believe and was used in the attack and low-level interception role. Corgi have made the Typhoon but not a Tempest although a company called Skymax made a nice version a few years back. Not sure if they will offer any new releases so you may have to hunt these down but Oxford diecast also offer a Tempest, not as nice as Skymax but it captures the shape okay. Maybe Corgi can make the radial engined Tempest II one day

Tiggerty Boo

136 posts

 Hi Ian, Corgi do two versions of the Hawker Typhoon, with the later 'Bubble' canopy version being my favourite type, partly because I prefer the look of them and also because they usually come with some form of weaponry.  It has a fixed undercarriage, but Corgi Warbirds WB99628 is a good Typhoon to look out for, as it is usually a lot cheaper than the Aviation Archive ones.

I also love the Skymax Hawker Tempests and am glad I got the ones I wanted when I did, as their prices are beginning to increase as the ones available are becoming scarcer.

Much as I love the Corgi Typhoon, I'm hoping it is a candidate for a new mold or ideally, they stick with what they have for the Typhhon and funnel the money into a Tempest or Fury.  That said, Corgi have almost priced me out of their market with their recent price increases.


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