Aircraft Type Photo
BELOW: A Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Photo: RAF (pre-1957). Expired Crown Copyright.
Aircraft Type and Background
RAF Hawker Typhoon / MN532
Aircraft Type Nickname: "The Tiffy."
A military single-seat fighter/bomber flown by the Royal Air Force. Built by the Gloster Aircraft Company, the Typhoon was equipped latterly with a Napier Sabre liquid cooled power plant and could attain a maximum speed of 405 mph at 18,000 ft (650 km/h at 5,485 m). In addition to the RAF, it was used by the RCAF and the RNZAF.
Unfortunately, the Typhoon suffered from a number of design defects, which may have led to the loss of certain aircraft.
From certain angles, the Typhoon bore some resemblance to a Focke-Wolfe Fw 190 aircraft. To avoid friendly-fire incidents, the Typhoon had black and white stripes painted under the wings.
BELOW: A Hawker Typhoon ground attack fighter
Photo: Source unknown
BELOW: A Hawker Typhoon on display at RAF Museum London (formerly, RAF Hendon)
Photo: 2006 (Licensing: Released by the author as public domain)
Aircraft Pilot Casualty
The pilot who died in this incident was:
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Crash Site Photo
BELOW: Some of the shattered remains from Hawker Typhoon MN532 which crashed at Stony Hill.
Photo: © 2013 Alan Leishman
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Crash Date / Site
Accident Date: 27 Mar 1945
Stony Hill (562m)
Region: East Ayrshire
Nearest towns or villages:
Muirkirk (E) or Sorn (W)
OS Grid Ref: NS 72930 21407
Present Condition: Some smaller wreckage still remains at the crash site.
Other air crash in this vicinity:
Registration or Serial: MN532
Satellite Station: RAF Brunton.
Station Location: Woodbridge
near Wooler, Northumberland.
Principal airport data courtesy of John Woodside, A Catalogue of UK Airfields
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Hawker Typhoon MN532
Stony Hill, Muirkirk / Sorn, E Ayrshire