UK Tempest restoration..

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Just wondering if anyone knows the current state of the Tempest that's being restored somewhere in the UK. Is it something to do with Richard Grace? I'm not overly familiar with the project...
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Tempest? UK? Thought there was one in Canada and I think Kermit Weeks had one underway. There is a Typhoon here, RB396, however

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I understand three are in store or being slowly worked on including G-TEMT and G-PEST. The last exchanges seemed to be in 2016 on this forum. It would be time for an update then.
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I believe the F.2 that was at Wickenby is now been worked on down at North Weald, Kermit has two a Mk. V and a F.2, Richard Grace has a Mk.V, there are F.2's being restored in Canada, New Zealand and the US. some will be fitted with P&W R2800 engines for greater reliability. Rich.
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That's how I found out about the Tempest in the UK...Kermit did a video on his tempest when it was in the UK and while looking at the rudder assembly the British guy showing him it said it had to go back the Richard Grace for his project.
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I believe the one mentioned at North Weald is now with Richard Grace/Air Leasing, for Anglia Aircraft Restorations.
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The New Zealand F.2 became the Canadian F.2 a few years back after the death of the then-owner. I think it's been in Canada for at least two years.
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Hi All, Funny enough I was web crawling the other day and came across these web pages. http://www.hawkertempest.se/index.php/survivors/2015-01-19-19-22-20/mw3762 Hawker Tempest II - MW376 Restoration Faceache page:- Hawker Tempest II - MW376 Restoration Photos page:-https://www.facebook.com/pg/Hawker-Tempest-II-MW376-Restoration-127964464230509/photos/?ref=page_internal Interesting article on the history of Tempest MW3762:-http://www.kiwiflyer.co.nz/KiwiFlyer-Issue-30-Hawker-Tempest-Project.pdf Kermits Tempests:-http://www.hawkertempest.se/index.php/survivors/2015-01-19-19-22-20/ej6932 The UK Hawker Tempest II MW763 (G-TEMT) :-http://www.hawkertempest.se/index.php/survivors/2015-01-19-19-22-20/mw7633 Their Faceache page only one post 2016 (Courtesy of Matthew Smith) concerning the Tmepest looks like a long term project but it's obviously in 1st class hands:-https://www.facebook.com/WealdAviationServices/posts/1284820054878350 Just for interest:-https://www.facebook.com/WealdAviationServices/?hc_ref=ARSxUzmFyzACp74PiDG-dydUWjKL0bX1eyzYEJxbRJc75e4RlXWz21N3h0jnqED021A This web page always good for a gander for Tempest projects and survivors i.e the above three.:-http://www.hawkertempest.se/index.php/survivors/2015-01-19-19-22-20/mw4043 Geoff.
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I think Chris Miller in the USA has a Tempest

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Wonderful to see all those projects ticking along nicely.
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From memory Chris Miller's is MW404. MW376 is the former Kiwi, now Canadian, project. The website http://hawkertempest.se is updated quite regularly and has exhaustive bios on each surviving airframe.

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Exciting times for all Tempest fans! With active airworthy restoration projects from: Canada x1 UK x1 USA x4

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What have the RAF Museum done with the one that was in Milestones?
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They’ve cut it into tiny parts and selling it in the shop to pay for the next museum refit...👹

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One being restored in the U.K. to fly ? I get three;- MW401 - G-PEST MW763 - G-TEMP JN768 - G-TMPV All with Anglia Aviation ? Or is one with Grace? Anyone know where JN768 Sabre would come from?

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Hi Vega, You are right. MW763 is probably the most complete of the three though. The Canadian example looks closest to completion.
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From what I can imagine, there is very little of JN768 at all. I can't really imagine how they're going to secure a Sabre for their project unless one is built new, or they convince a museum to part with one. Either way, 5 Tempests in the air possibly within the next decade is too exciting. Edit: AND two Typhoons!

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When visiting Solent Sky last wednesday I was amazed to see a Sabre on display. Cheers Cees
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Having a nosy around on hawkertempest.se, and I'm wondering if there is still Tempest relics sitting in the weeds in Poona, India, as there were in 1980 as photographed on the site. It looks like there was a relatively clean, but unidentified example, whose fate is unkown. http://www.hawkertempest.se/index.php/survivors/2015-01-19-19-22-20/mkiisatpoona
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Having a nosy around on hawkertempest.se, and I'm wondering if there is still Tempest relics sitting in the weeds in Poona, India, as there were in 1980 as photographed on the site. It looks like there was a relatively clean, but unidentified example, whose fate is unkown. http://www.hawkertempest.se/index.ph...0/mkiisatpoona
Was it not said at the time that the airframes that were not brought back to the UK were scrapped at the behest of the buyer to avoid any dilution of the market?