SAMPLE FROM BOOK „THE ULTIMATE TEMPEST“ BY CHRISTOPHER THOMAS
Two of the Hawker-refurbished Tempests, HA621 H (formerly MW828) and HA622 K (MW741), display the black identity markings introduced in December 1948 to help differentiate RIAF fighters from RPAF Tempests and (later) Furies.
These Tempests were from the Advanced Flying School at Hakimpet.
HA598, No. 7 Sqn,
Royal Indian Air Force, 1947
By 1961 many of the surviving IAF Tempests had been gathered at Chakeri. Many of these would survive well in the
1970s, scattered round IAF airbases as decoys. HA559 was formerly MW847, one of the Hawker-refurbished purchases.