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> Hawker Tempest II restoration to flying condition in NZ!
Naki
post Mar 12 2012,9:36 AM
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Links here:

http://www.hawkertempest.se/MW376.htm

http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?board...5736&page=1


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Ian Warren
post Mar 12 2012,10:37 AM
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Are that would be the Top Secret project Gavin was talking about a week so back , now that would be the most amazing type to see flying again . cool.gif


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post Mar 12 2012,10:56 AM
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Lot more info here on the Tempest

http://airborneattitude.com/12177.html


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post Mar 12 2012,11:17 AM
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Awesome, I'd been hearing a lot of rumours about this project.
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post Mar 12 2012,11:30 AM
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Just a little pity its not a Napier Sabre powered , come more inline with NZ used but i guess we can't be fussy smile.gif


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Naki
post Mar 12 2012,1:02 PM
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There are only 10 Napier Sabres left apparently and only two of those are privately owned (by Kermitt Weeks)...he has a Tempest V under restoration - no Napier Sabre has been run since the 50s as far as I'm aware.

The Tempest II has an early model Centaurus - there are also issues with this powerplant too but at least there are a few airworthy Seafury's with a similar powerplant. There is also a Tempest II under restoration in the US with a P & W powerplant.


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Ian Warren
post Mar 12 2012,3:21 PM
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Same with most WWII aero engines , scarce as hens teeth , there is a Napier at Wigram partially cut open showing the working , believe it was from a Typhoon .


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post Mar 12 2012,9:05 PM
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QUOTE (Naki @ Mar 12 2012,2:02 PM) *
There are only 10 Napier Sabres left apparently and only two of those are privately owned (by Kermitt Weeks)...he has a Tempest V under restoration - no Napier Sabre has been run since the 50s as far as I'm aware.

The Tempest II has an early model Centaurus - there are also issues with this powerplant too but at least there are a few airworthy Seafury's with a similar powerplant. There is also a Tempest II under restoration in the US with a P & W powerplant.


Actually there are probably more Sea Furies flying with Wright R-3350's that with Centaurus' these days...


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Naki
post Mar 13 2012,3:20 PM
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Yes certainly in the States..different story in the UK though as such a conversion warrants a new type certificate (and the extra costs invloved) so they are all Centaurus powered IIRC.


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post Mar 13 2012,7:35 PM
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Interesting that the Kermit Weeks example has WWII history as SA-I 486(NZ) Squadron New_Zealand_etc.gif


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post Mar 17 2012,7:55 PM
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QUOTE (Ian Warren @ Mar 16 2012,11:37 PM) *
Are that would be the Top Secret project Gavin was talking about a week so back , now that would be the most amazing type to see flying again . cool.gif


Yip thats the one, might just be another aircraft heading that way for restoration soon as well not to mention the Venom from Switzerland that has recently arrived at Ardmore.


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Ian Warren
post Mar 17 2012,8:18 PM
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Few years and we all be looking upstairs ... now you sure the ole Nanchang would be able to keep up biggrin.gif .. you may have to get out and push


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