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Old 28th Apr 2021, 19:45
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GeeRam, I've certainly heard that about the Centaurus and oil.

I don't doubt that the Sanders brothers will be able to restore the airframe in the US either for the present owners if money can be found, or for somebody who has it; I don't know if there is a shop in the UK with sufficient expertise, though Richard Grace is certainly busy with a Tempest or two. It's down but certainly not out but; while not good news for purists, for longevity a R3350 or R2800 would seem safer - though not guaranteed as WG655 proved last year.

Main thing is the crew are able to go home this evening.
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