SAMPLE FROM BOOK „THE ULTIMATE TEMPEST“ BY CHRISTOPHER THOMAS
HA426, No. 7 Squadron, Royal Indian
Air Force, Jammu, December 1948
Although still wearing its original RAF DFS, HA426 L of No 7 Squadron has the new green/white/saffron RIAF
roundels. It also displays the unit’s winged battle-axe badge and was flown on operations from Jammu in 1948.
The front view clearly shows the white wing tip markings that, along with the white spinner, had been applied to
RIAF camouflaged Tempests to help differentiate them from the similarly camouflaged RPAF aircraft.