Hawker Tempest | ex-RAF MW391 | HA626

Hawker Tempest | ex-RAF MW391 | HA626

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Source
The ACIG Journal http://www.acig.org/
Author
Tom Cooper

added 04 Jun 10:02

After the partition of India the Royal Indian Air Force's assets were divided between India and Pakistan, resulting in creation of two air forces, both of which had similar equipment and organization. The RIAF was to acquire large number of Hawker Tempest Mk.II (later Tempest F.Mk.2), most of which were transferred from RAF stocks in theatre: like HA626 (ex-RAF MW391) - shown here wearing the sign of the No 10 Sqn - they were typically painted in an overall silver finish. Note also the RIAF national marking used only in 1947-1949.


Aircraft model

Tempest

Operator

Icon_32_143 India | Military

Registration number

HA626

Serial number

ex-RAF MW391

Aircraft

Hawker Tempest | ex-RAF MW391 | HA626

Hawker Tempest | ex-RAF MW391 | HA626