Aaand, the Tempest is on the move again

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  1. gumbyk

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    Hope someone will pick up on and continue the good work done so far. Price seems reasonable.
     
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    Yeah, but I think what put people off was the cost of operating it.
    If you aren't going to be able to afford to fly it, you might as well restore it to static condition.
     
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    was this a Pakistani AF Tempest?

    And where is the restoration up to

    And finally, what does it cost to house an unfinished aircraft like that?
     
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    from the link,

    MW376 is one of seven ex-Indian Air Force Tempests recovered in 1979 by Doug Arnold ....

    This rare and exciting project is approximately 80% complete.....
     
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    Sad to see this. There was quite a push for this to stay in New Zealand by the guys at Pioneer Aero, where it was being restored in the hope it would stay in New Zealand. Thanks for posting. A really reasonable price considering the work already done on it since Pioneer got it. They have a good reputation for warbird restorations.
     
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    A bit of topic perhaps, but I understand that of all the surviving Tempests there are just 2 mk V's variant with the sabre engine
    Seems a shame that this bird is more rare now than even the FW190D these days...
     
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    Real shame to see. Hopefully something turns up to ensure that all is well and it continues to be able to fly.
     
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