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    Tempest

    Is there any news on the Tempest restoration? It will be worth the wait. I would guess getting the pilot onto the type will take some time. Which a/c would they most likely convert from?

    And any more news on the museum at Wickenby?
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    Sadsack... no change with the Tempest yet... Still waiting for the engine to come back from the states. But I understand that they have started working on it!!! As for a Pilot... I understand that one of the well known 'warbird' pilots is already lined up to fly it!!!!

    As for the museum at Wickenby... The planning are due to respond by the end of the month. After then, it shouldn't take too long before things start moving!

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    soon as they need volunteers I'm heading there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SADSACK View Post
    soon as they need volunteers I'm heading there!
    I'll keep you informed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VX927 View Post
    I'll keep you informed!


    Me too..... here's as good excuse as any to get her back to flying...Have a listen to this...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKq51LdJ-ZU&NR=1

    Aural sex.....!
    This week i av' been mostly eatin' biscuits!

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    Even allowing for the poor quality of recording equipment at the time that ios a very distinctive sound, noway you could mistake it for anything else. I fear the example we're referring to will be Centaurus powered though
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    bare with me on this one, But i was under the impression that the project is waiting for its sabre engine, im sure this has been mentioned before (the colossal cost involved) though im not entirely sure

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    Ooh, don't make me drool all over my keyboard. You certainly wouldn't mistake the sound of a Sabre for a Merlin, Griffon or Daimler-Benz.
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    This is the Tempest that is awaiting its engine, a centaurus powered example.

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

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    Bug9er, i could have sworn that someone mentioned it was a sabre engined example, really not my week.

    having looked and found what i was looking for

    http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...hlight=tempest

    just realised i didnt read the whole thread, just the last part about a sabre rebuild, though it would be amazing to see a sabre engine flying again
    Last edited by Nashio966; 3rd March 2008 at 12:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenbo View Post
    Me too..... here's as good excuse as any to get her back to flying...Have a listen to this...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKq51LdJ-ZU&NR=1

    Aural sex.....!
    That is a good video clip.

    My apologies for digressing from the topic, but does anyone know if other recognition training videos such as this exist, particularly for captured Luftwaffe types? This is a good quality recording for the time. Given the time involved in restoring Luftwaffe aircraft, films such as these may be the only way to experience these types in action for years to come. It would be very interesting if training films exist for a Stuka or Fw190D, Ju88, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoraNineFan View Post
    That is a good video clip.

    My apologies for digressing from the topic, but does anyone know if other recognition training videos such as this exist, particularly for captured Luftwaffe types? This is a good quality recording for the time. Given the time involved in restoring Luftwaffe aircraft, films such as these may be the only way to experience these types in action for years to come. It would be very interesting if training films exist for a Stuka or Fw190D, Ju88, etc.
    That's spoilt my day. I was really hoping that it was a Tempest V rather than a II but I suppose beggers can't be choosers. Would have been nice if it was a V. Having said that, I don't know where they would get an airworthy Sabre as there aren't that many around even as museum exhibits.
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    I thought that the Tempest V was buildt so other engines could be adapted into it rather than the less reliable Sabre. Guess I was wrong.

    A V would be amazing but theres no one around really...

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