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A closer view of the partially re-assembled Tempest V, EJ693. Restoration magician, Andy Salter, is already hip deep into the restoration of this gem.  (photo by Moreno Aguiari)

Tempest Fugit – The Resurrection of Two of Hawkers’ Finest Fighters

Tempest Fugit – The Resurrection of Two of Hawkers’ Finest by Richard Mallory Allnutt The Hawker Tempest is one of the most revered ground attack aircraft of WWII, and yet so few of them survived beyond the mid-1950s. Despite several efforts to resurrect one of the awesome beasts to airworthy condition over the past four decades, none have made it past[Read More…]

Rare Hawker Tempest II Comes to the States for Restoration

Rare Hawker Tempest II Comes to the States for Restoration

With Indian Air Force livery still evident, Hawker Tempest II MW404 arrived at Hooks Memorial Airport near Houston, Texas to its new owner Chris Miller who had shipped the plane from the United Kingdom. Over the next five years Miller intends to restore the plane that was shipped in pieces to bring it to an airworthy state. While according to[Read More…]