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Hawker Tempest Mk. II MW763 First Flight


MARU 5137

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MY friend sent ME this YouTube video to have a peek at it.

STUNNING  restoration  and beautiful to see.

 

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Yesterday afternoon, a very special aircraft flew for the first time after a 34 year restoration. Hawker Tempest Mk.II MW763, registered as G-TEMT and painted as PR533 of 33 Squadron took to the skies at Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire. Experienced warbird pilot Pete Kynsey was at the controls for this historic flight and took her straight to her new home at IWM Duxford.

Huge congratulations to everyone involved, especially those at Air Leasing at Sywell who have put so much effort and time into this unique aircraft to get her back in the sky. This is the Mark II variant of the Hawker Tempest, the only Mark to be fitted with a Bristol Centaurus engine. Six marks were designed, each with a different engine including the Napier Sabre (as used on the Hawker Typhoon), Rolls-Royce Griffon and the Centaurus. The Mk.II entered service too late to see action in World War II.

 
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7 hours ago, PanzerWomble said:

Came all the way from India ! 

 

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So MY late Father  was stationed in Pune (Puna or Poona ) and when I went to Pune to visit MY father's friend , I saw this dilapidated  aircraft as your link photos show but did not know the history behind it.

MY Father's friend still lives in Pune and keeps "tabs " on aircrafts that were used in India 🇮🇳.  (and those he flew).

:notworthy:

So when discovered  where this " Most beautiful but 

quite  a neglected  aircraft " (In his best English  and Hindi )  was taken and discovered it was restored.

"C" Sahib   is  one happy Happy Retired Indian Air Force  gentleman  !!

:wub:

Splendid restoration work. In MY lifetime to see it fly here after it was used and flown in India is really lovely..

Thanks Panzerwomble  

You've made one Indian person very happy with that link  of yours about its history.

::respect:

 

 

 

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49 minutes ago, MARU 5137 said:

So MY late Father  was stationed in Pune (Puna or Poona ) and when I went to Pune to visit MY father's friend , I saw this dilapidated  aircraft as your link photos show but did not know the history behind it.

MY Father's friend still lives in Pune and keeps "tabs " on aircrafts that were used in India 🇮🇳.  (and those he flew).

:notworthy:

So when discovered  where this " Most beautiful but 

quite  a neglected  aircraft " (In his best English  and Hindi )  was taken and discovered it was restored.

"C" Sahib   is  one happy Happy Retired Indian Air Force  gentleman  !!

:wub:

Splendid restoration work. In MY lifetime to see it fly here after it was used and flown in India is really lovely..

Thanks Panzerwomble  

You've made one Indian person very happy with that link  of yours about its history.

::respect:

 

 

 

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So pleased to bring some joy to an old pilot .....does he ...er .....know of any others stashed away in barns perhaps ?? 

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Hello Panzerwomble, 

So being a "seasoned " traveller in India on MY own or in company.... 

From Bombay to Pune  Old  Highway one comes across lots of different  & wondrous things to see....Abandoned!

A trip to India a few years back.First saw it in  when it wax still New looking. Around 2005-2006.

The last photo shows how it was... then the elements took control !

 

 

 

 

One goes home to see family and friends and then  one goes Travelling...

:wub:

 

The Air Sahara's Boeing 737 (Flight S2-226 ), which ran off the Mumbai airport runway on October 9, 2005, now finds itself at Nishiland Water Park in Khopoli Nishiland Water Park.

Photo from Google Earth shows the lone Boeing 737... I cannot get the link to work.

 

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https://maps.app.goo.gl/bZ7A8iMT5FHWEV8B9

 

Shows Earth map where the abandoned  Boeing 737 is located...  if you "walk" (smaller square inset photo ) you can see on the landscape ...from the road.

 

Here is a link to its story of being  left & abandoned.

 

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/commercial-vehicles/243055-boeing-737-abandoned-aircraft-located-off-old-bombay-pune-highway.html

 

 

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3 hours ago, MARU 5137 said:

Panzerwomble/Guy,

Did you not build  AHawker Tempest  over on LSP a while back.... 

:sofa:

I started with a old Typhoon and was going to take parts off the SH Tempest to glam it up a few years back ...That idea got shelved and have just completed a Tempest on it's own as part of a GB on LSP . It's on the RFI section on this forum ...leaving me with the old Revell Typhoon to make one day.....shortly to be on it's way to PENN USA ...

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On 10/14/2023 at 7:17 PM, PanzerWomble said:

Do you remember the old Lightning at the side of A1 for many years ?

I still look out for it now even though I know it's no longer there !  I now play "spot the spot where the lightning was" whenever I use the A1 

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