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Truly a magnificent fighter! I hope these clips are new to many of you, including the interview with Pierre Clostermann who like Mac Kennaugh and Roly Beamont were well-known Tempest drivers. Might give some of you inspiration to do the new-tool Airfix kit when it is released. Some neat details for builders, including the windscreen, gun sight, scouring/scuffing of paint on the backside of the props, and others. Enjoy! Mike https://youtu.be/Mi-G-8KcOXQ https://youtu.be/HJCw06LPcd0 https://youtu.be/70Sd8h3XXvU https://youtu.be/XsQZjkn5qLs Restoration update from the Fantasy of Flight museum; Kermit Weeks has a Mk II and a Mk V- he also has two Napier Sabre engines for the Mk V, so there is a slight chance he will be able to get the Mk V at least to ground running condition at some point. What I wouldn't give to hear a Sabre-powered Typhoon or Tempest fly! https://youtu.be/v7QJ8AmjmAg https://youtu.be/x96Dl9n6DNE
I got this from a fellow Texas modeling mate just now; it depicts the record-breaking flight over Everest with the Westland Wallace PV6, if I remember correctly. Some neat views for detailing your old Frog kit, of which I have a pair. I'm pretty sure @Moa has done one of these. It's a handsome old kite, and those airmen must have had BIG brass ones to fly something like that to that altitude! Beyond hope that Azure or Special Hobby would ever grace us with a new-tool. (He knows I have a thing for big old British between the wars airplanes, like the Bristol 138 and the Wapiti.) Mike