In Pakistan


PAF Tempest carried a Tan and Brown dessert style camouflage.

On 15 August 1947, Nos 5 and 9 Squadrons of the Royal Pakistani Air Force were formed with Tempest IIs. These squadrons were soon heavily engaged in operations against rebel tribesmen on the North West Frontier. Expansion of the air force during 1949 saw delivery of another 24 Tempest IIs, allowing a third squadron, No 14, to be formed. Pakistan received a total of 80 Mk IIs.

Pakistani Tempests were the last to remain in operational service. But the by 1954, they finally had been replaced by another Hawker fighter, the Fury. Most of the Tempest were scrapped during 1958.




A146 (previously PR897) of the Pakistan Air Force.



I Indo-Pakistani War, 1947-1949


Typhoon/Tempest in action (Squadron/Signal Publications No 102)
The Typhoon & Tempest Story (Chris Thomas & Christopher Shores)