Aircraft Photo of PR536 | Hawker Tempest Mk2 | UK - Air Force | #56407
Registration / Serial:PR536
Other Marks:OQ-H
Aircraft Original Type:Hawker Tempest
Aircraft Generic Type:Hawker Tempest
Aircraft Version:Hawker Tempest Mk2
C/n (msn):[ PR536 ]
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Hendon (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:None
Collection:RAF Museum Hendon / London
Photo Date:28 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 56407
Photo Comment

Problems with the Centaurus engine resulted in long production delays and, with the end of the war in sight, orders were trimmed. Many surplus aircraft were handed over to the Royal Indian Air Force and PR536 became HA457 in Sept. 1947. Six ex-Indian Tempest IIs were shipped back to the UK in 1979 and this example in the RAF Museum is actually a composite of three aircraft. The forward fuselage of PR536 is supplemented by the wings and the rear fuselage of unidentified Tempest IIs.

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