...or how some bits from Hawker Tempest II HA557 made the journey from UK to India in 1948 and to Poona in 1977 to Texas to Delaware in 2014.....

Aircraft Skin panels from an (almost) WW2 era Hawker Tempest II - HA557/MW404. Fortunately my wife gave me the go-ahead to splurge on this one, as long as I kept it in the garage and out of her way! Now hanging on my garage wall. 12 feet long -- too long to hang above my fireplace!

Jagan Pillarisetti










Hawker Tempest MK. II MW404 


Jagan Pillarisetti

Latest updates:

RC Tempests

17 Sept 2023
Stephan Frappier's 1/5-scale Hawker Tempest Mk. II, Vailly Aviation design.

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Latest story

13 Sept 2023
Gordon Mellis' article about the loss of F/O Marshall and NV709 on the outskirts of the village Birgham in 1945.


Latest photos

11 Sept 2023
Paul Germain shares his late father's photos. He was stationed at Gutersloh with No. 16 Squadron in approx' 1948.

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9 Sept 2023
Avionics update. The KF Aerospace team have been progressing well with avionics work over the past few weeks.

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29 June 2023
Another step closer to flight! Extensive engine running during the summer including taxing.

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