The Hawker Tempest was an improved version of the Hawker Typhoon. Extremely fast at low altitudes, highly-manoeuvrable, and heavily-armed, the Tempest was one of the most powerful fighters used during World War Two. 486 (NZ) Squadron was a New Zealand fighter squadron of the RAF, which (in January 1944) was the first unit to receive Tempest Mk. V's. 486 Sqdn accounted for 81 enemy aircraft, 223½ V1 "flying bombs", 323 vehicles, 14 railway engines, and 16 ships between March 1942 and September 1945. This awesome model of Squadron Leader Jimmy Sheddan's Tempest SA-M (SN129) is a must for any RNZAF or Hawker collector. Comes with a display stand, and wheels can be shown up or down (some assembly required). Approx. 14.5 cm x 17cm (5.75" x 6.75").