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Jan 04 2013

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Tempest Mk II to be restored to airworthiness in Texas

Des Tempest Mk II fraîchement sortis d'usine en 1945. (Photo IWM)

Brand-new Tempest Mk II on the factory line in 1945. (Photo IWM)

Having arrived in Texas last October, Tempest Mk II MW404 should be restored to airworthiness over the next 5 years. The restoration could take longer as the exact state of preservation of the aircraft needs to be assesed. It will be powered by a Curtiss-Wright R-3350 engine, in remplacement of the original Bristol Centaurus.

MW404 flew for two years with the Royal Air Force, before being bought back by Hawker to be refubished and sold to the Indian Air Force.

Source: Aeroplane Monthly

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