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  • A225HVY
    Chief Opsy
    • Apr 2004
    • 815

    Hawker Tempest on the move?

    Just spotted MW763 at Grantham North Services at lunchtime. Passed it again going south with the wings/2nd engine on another flatbed going past Stansted turnoff. Going to North Weald??
  • markstringer
    Mr T wannabe
    • Sep 2005
    • 1024

    #2
    Is it Weald aviation who service the Rnhf sea fury??

    Would make sense as they have experience with the mighty Centaurus??

    Intriguing!!!!
    I PITY THE FOOL

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    • CIRCUS 6
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Dec 2004
      • 803

      #3
      Yes, def North Weald.
      Say unto oneself, "I must try harder to be kind to all comers to this forum".

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      • CIRCUS 6
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Dec 2004
        • 803

        #4
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        Say unto oneself, "I must try harder to be kind to all comers to this forum".

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        • markstringer
          Mr T wannabe
          • Sep 2005
          • 1024

          #5
          Finally it looks like she is gonna fly!!!

          Are you allowed to say if it has a new owner??
          I PITY THE FOOL

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          • CIRCUS 6
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Dec 2004
            • 803

            #6
            I don't know who the new owner is. I know it's been for sale for a while.
            Say unto oneself, "I must try harder to be kind to all comers to this forum".

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            • DazDaMan
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Aug 2003
              • 18635

              #7
              Interesting...!
              Daren Cogdon

              Spitfire fanatic

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              • spit1940
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Sep 2011
                • 256

                #8
                It was noted yesterday that a hawker
                tempest has been registered to richard
                grace but he is based out in suffolk and
                not north weald so ??????

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                • Rat Acc
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Aug 2013
                  • 75

                  #9
                  On the subject of Hawkers, any news on the RAF Museum Typhoon ?

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                  • Bruce
                    Independent analyst
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 10194

                    #10
                    Spit1940

                    Different Tempests. MW763 is a Mk2. The other is a Mk5. That said, using one to build the other would save a bit of time to say the least!


                    Bruce

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                    • A225HVY
                      Chief Opsy
                      • Apr 2004
                      • 815

                      #11
                      Rjfo


                      For some reason not letting me upload pictures

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                      • DCK
                        DCK
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Feb 2006
                        • 1361

                        #12
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                        • Easy Tiger
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jun 2004
                          • 200

                          #13
                          My, that was quick!!
                          Yes, it does have a new owner and is to be completed to fly by Weald Aviation, who as Mark said, maintain the Sea Fury T20 for the navy heritage trust.
                          Will post picks as the dust settles. Been a busy few days
                          Flying must be easy. If it was difficult, groundcrew would have to do it!

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                          • TexanTrev
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jul 2008
                            • 102

                            #14

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                            • A225HVY
                              Chief Opsy
                              • Apr 2004
                              • 815

                              #15
                              Couple of pics





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                              • trumper
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Aug 2003
                                • 6618

                                #16
                                Very nice thank you for posting

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                                • Creaking Door
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Sep 2006
                                  • 9805

                                  #17
                                  Er.....anybody notice anything strange about that engine? But great pictures; thanks for posting!

                                  This is all very exciting; the prospect of something genuinely different in the skies. Can anybody give us a brief history of this aircraft; I'm not even sure what mark we are looking at?

                                  Sorry, reading above, MW763 is a mark 2.....so Centaurus engine then?
                                  Last edited by Creaking Door; 16th May 2014, 08:07.
                                  WA$.

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                                  • 8674planes
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jun 2011
                                    • 1063

                                    #18
                                    I think the Centaurus and the wings were on a different truck. I'm guessing the P&W was sold with it.
                                    " Radial engines don't drip oil, they mark their territory"

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                                    • A225HVY
                                      Chief Opsy
                                      • Apr 2004
                                      • 815

                                      #19
                                      Confirmed I caught up with the convoy as I turned off the M11 at the Stansted turnoff. The wings and engine were on a second flatbed trailer
                                      Last edited by Peter; 16th May 2014, 13:20.

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                                      • Bob
                                        Bob
                                        Aerophile
                                        • Jan 2000
                                        • 3606

                                        #20
                                        Did you come out the sun going "dagga dagga dagga"?....
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