Aviation Photo #2222683 Hawker Tempest Mk2 - UK - Air Force

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Problems with the Centauraus engine resulted in long production delays and, with the end of the war in sight, orders were trimmed. Many surplus aircraft were handed over to the Royal Indian Air Force and PR536 became HA457 in Sept. 1947. Six ex-Indian Tempest IIs were shipped back to the UK in 1979 and this example in the RAF Museum is actually a composite of three aircraft. The forward fuselage of PR536 is supplemented by the wings and the rear fuselage of unidentified Tempest IIs.
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    Alastair T. Gardiner
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