Hawker Tempest | NX204 | JV-X

Hawker Tempest | NX204 | JV-X

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Source
Aircraft Monthly Magazine, May 2004
Source
Sent by Ezz Eldin
Author
Jon Freeman

added 04 Jun 10:01

Pilot - CO of 6 Sqn, Squadron Leader Dennis Crowley-Milling, RAF Deversoir, Egypt, 1949. On January 7th, 1949 this aircraft took part in aerial combat with Israeli Spitfires. <br><br> Overall polished natural metal finish, following the stripping off of the original Ocean Grey/Dark Green/Medium Sea Grey paint scheme. Bright Red, White and Bright Blue post-war National markings were applied in all six positions and were of 48 inches diameter above the wings, 36 inches diameter on the fuselage sides and 32 inches diameter on the wing undersides. The Bright Red, White and Bright Blue tail fin marking was 24 inches square. The fuselage serial number was 8 inches high in Night. The code letters were approximately 24 inches high, probably in roundel Bright Blue. Under wing serials were approximately 36 inches high in Night and did not extend over the undercarriage leg and wheel covers due to the outer positioning of the under wing roundels. The spinner was probably Yellow. Note the 6 Sqn 'Gunner's Stripe' down the leading edge of the fin.


Aircraft model

Tempest

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_kingdom.svg United Kingdom | Military

Registration number

JV-X

Serial number

NX204

Aircraft

Hawker Tempest | NX204 | JV-X

Aviator

Crowley-Milling Denis

Hawker Tempest | NX204 | JV-X