The Hawker Typhoon became the epitome of ground-attack aircraft during the Second World War.
The aircraft was originally intended to be a replacement for the Hurricane and entered service with the RAF during 1941.
However, in the role of the interceptor fighter it proved calamitous.
Rushed development of the airframe led to structural and engine failures.
The aircraft was withdrawn from that duty and confined to low-level flying, where it became a success.
During the Invasion of Europe, the…