The Typhoon plays very similarly to the Supermarine with some small differences, as the Typhoon trades some fire rate and reload speed for additional damage and capacity. As both weapons have very similar damage values (the Typhoon trails the Supermarine slightly) either weapon can be used interchangeably with little difference.
The primary difference of the Typhoon is its in-built critical chance of 10 percent, which allows it to edge out the Supermarine slightly in damage over time and serve as a useful weapon for players that focus on criticals. It additionally receives an additional bonus from the Pinpoint augment, improving its role further and allowing it to get a whopping 50% critical rate with a highly skilled critical build.
Unfortunately, as the Typhoon was pulled from production, they are quite rare to find in Strongboxes compared to other weapons. Trying to make an attempt to get the Typhoon specifically will likely require large amounts of patience despite its early appearance for its power level.
The Typhoon is named after the Hawker Typhoon, a World War II-era fighter-bomber used by Great Britain.