Hawker Tempest Mk.II PR536

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Tempest Mk.II, PR536, at the RAF Museum, Hendon.

 

 

Summary of History

 

Date

Note

Code/Serial

1945

Built at Hawker Aircraft Ltd at Langley (Contract ACFT/2438/C.23(a))

PR536

1945?-

Served with No. 5 RAF Squadron in India.

PR536

25 Sept 1947

Handed over to the IAF.

HA457

1969

Used as aircraft decoy, Poona AB, India.

HA457

1979

Recovered by Warbirds of GB Ltd, Blackbushe.

HA457

1987

E. Nick Grace/Tangmere Flight.

HA457

1987

Stored at RAF Museum, Cardington.

HA457

1990-91

Static restoration for RAF Museum, Duxford

PR536

10 Nov 1991-

On display at RAF Museum, Hendon.

OQ-H/PR536
 
 

Image:
 
© Bryan Ribbans

Text source:
The Hawker Typhoon & Tempest Story by Chris Thomas