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