Hawker Tempest Mk.V JN768


In circa 1980 Ted Sinclair, Norfolk UK, purchased two Tempest front fuselages from a car scrapyard in the Bristol area. The Tempests had still their front windscreens. The correct RAF serials were not known, but on one fuselage there was a number of 'Doodlebug' V1 kills painted. The photo shows one of the cockpits as found.

On 13 March 2014 one of the cockpits was registered to Richard Grace as JN768. (The whereabouts of the other cockpit is unknown. See links below.)

JN768 has the last years passed a number of restorers but on 20 October 2017 she was registered to Anglia Aircraft Restorations. The company who already owns MW401 and MW763, and is now said to restore JN768 to flying condition! Weald Aviation is going to do the job, as MW763.




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Peter Arnold
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