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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:11 pm 
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What are the rarest restorations currently underway?  The Bell P-89 and XP-82 are obviously two of them, but what are some of the others?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:43 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:43 pm 
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The Mid Atlantic Air Museum's P-61B

It is literally the only P-61B left on the planet.

There aren't many P-61s in museums or preserved anywhere but they're all C models

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Isn't Kermit Weeks restoring a Tempest? That would be a rare one.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:31 pm 
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Isn't Kermit Weeks restoring a Tempest? That would be a rare one.

He was, but the main engineer retired so it was boxed up.

In the same vein, the Hawker Typhoon? One is in a museum, two are being restored to fly.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:47 pm 
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The Mid Atlantic Air Museum's P-61B

It is literally the only P-61B left on the planet.

There aren't many P-61s in museums or preserved anywhere but they're all C models

Tom Bowers


It isn't in good shape, but there's also the one in China.

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The UK effort to restore a Typhoon to fly.
It will be extra challenging due to its engine of which few survive and none run..let alone fly.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:07 pm 
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Hi all,

Isn't there two TU-2's being restored with Aero Enterprises? I admit last info was 2013.

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Martin B-26B Marauder “Flak-Bait”
THE most original, as it was, nearly completely intact WW2 aircraft anywhere.
And being carefully and properly worked with this very much in mind.


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Jerry Yagen's P-36 / Hawk 75.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:11 pm 
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OD/NG wrote:
Jerry Yagen's P-36 / Hawk 75.


I wouldn't call this one of the rarest restorations in the world considering two are owned and operated by TFC at Duxford.

I would say the Ju-87 with FHCAM.


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Jerry Yagen's P-36 / Hawk 75.


First I've heard of this one. :shock: Where is it being rebuilt?

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