Hawker Tempest video

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    #1 aircro, Mar 20, 2013
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    Wow! Its a feature film!
    Some good interviews and footage. Thanks for posting!
     
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    Excellent - thanks for posting.
    Note that only the top 'walls' of the cockpit were black, the rest being cockpit grey green, or painted 'Aluminium', depending on area and component. Wheel wells were never natural metal and, depending on factory (Hawker or Gloster) would either be painted in the cockpit grey green or 'Aluminium, the latter normally being from the Hawker (Langley) factory.
     
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    thanks, thats one of my favorites....
     
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    Good video! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Very interesting. Most footage was new to me.
     
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    Thanks Airframes, I was waitin' for Your explanation;). But where ends black colour on side 'walls'?
     
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    Black from the instrument panel to the rear frame behind the seat, above the upper, longitudinal cockpit tubular frame, up to the cockpit rim. The top of the seat armour plate (head armour) was also black, front and rear, and normally also the top decking beneath the canopy. The inner frame of the windscreen was also black in most cases.
     
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    I've tagged that thread for when I do my Tempest Terry. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Got some cockpit shots and cockpit diagram if you need them Andy, plus scale plans, cutaway and full stencil data.
     
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    It'll be a while yet but thanks.
     
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