Hawker Typhoon Mk IB
Hawker Typhoon – British designed as a fighter aircraft, practically used as a fighter-bomber plane. Designed and built in 1940 at Hawker Aircraft.
The aircraft was produced in two varieties: first the Hawker Typhoon F Mk IA – armed with 12 Colt-Browning machine guns cal. 7.69 mm spaced 6 on each wing, it was built 105 pieces. Then the Hawker Typhoon F Mk IB was produced – armed with four Hispano-Suiza cannons, cal. 20 mm. The armaments in the 4th plot were tested on the second prototype. Because these plots were originally designed to be mounted behind the engine, so that a fairly long barrel was going through the hub of the engine propeller, in Typhoon the barrels of the plots characteristically protruded quite far ahead of the front edge of the wing.