Hawker Tempest Mk.II First Flight!

By Vintage Aviation News  vintageaviationnews.com


History was made at Sywell Aerodrome in England this week when a Hawker Tempest Mk.II made its first post-restoration flight, marking the first flight of any example of the type in more than 50 years.

North Weald Heritage Aviation overhauled the now very rare Bristol Centaurus Mk.VI powerplant. It is presently the only airworthy example of this variant anywhere in the world, much like the aircraft it powers. Anglia Restorations repainted the Tempest to represent an example from RAF No.33 Squadron during the Malayan Emergency in the late 1940s. The aircraft looks magnificent in the air, as the accompanying images attest. Read More…….. Hawker Tempest Mk.II First Flight