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   Brewster Buffalo
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   Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
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   Douglas A-26 Invader
   Douglas SBD Dauntless
   Fairey Firefly
   Focke-Wulf Fw 190
   Grumman F4F Wildcat
   Grumman F6F Hellcat
   Grumman F7F Tigercat
   Grumman F8F Bearcat
   Grumman TBF Avenger
   Hawker Hurricane
   Hawker Sea Fury
   Lockheed P-38 Lightning
   Messerschmitt Bf-109
   Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen
   North American P-51 Mustang

   Polikarpov I-16
   Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
   Supermarine Spitfire
   Yakovlev Yak-3
   Yakovlev Yak-9


Trainers:
  
Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (C-45)
   Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
   Boeing / Stearman PT-17

   Commonwealth CA-25 Winjeel
   Commonwealth CA-1 Wirraway
   DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk
   DeHavilland DH-82 Tiger Moth
   Fairchild PT-19 Cornell
   Hunting / Percival Provost
   Meyers OTW
   Nanchang CJ-6
   Naval Aircraft Factory N3N
   N. Am. BT-9 / BT-14 / Yale
   N. Am. T-6 Texan / SNJ / Harvard
   N. American T-28 Trojan

   Piaggio P149
   Ryan PT-22 Recruit

   Scottish Aviation T1 Bulldog
   Vultee BT-13 Valiant
   Yakovlev Yak-11
   Yakovlev Yak-18
   Yakovlev Yak-52


Bombers:
   Avro Lancaster
   Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
   Boeing B-29 Superfortress
   Bristol Blenheim / Bolingbroke
   Consolidated B-24 Liberator
   Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer

   Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
   DeHavilland Mosquito
   Fairey Swordfish
   Heinkel He-111 / Casa 2.111

   Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon / Ventura
   Martin B-26 Marauder
   North American B-25 Mitchell


Transports:
   Beechcraft C-45 (AT-11)

   Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter (KC-97)
   Curtiss C-46 Commando
   Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota
   Douglas C-54 Skymaster

   Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
   Fairchild C-123 Provider
   Grumman C-1 Trader (S-2)
   Lockheed C-60 Lodestar
   Lockheed C-69 Constellation


Utility / Observation / Special Duty:
   Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper
   Aeronca L-16 Grasshopper
   Antonov AN-2 Colt
   Auster AOP 6/9
   Avro 652 Anson
   Avro Shackleton
   British Taylorcraft I-V
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   Cessna O-2 Super Skymaster
   Cessna T-50 / UC-78 Bobcat
   Consolidated PBY Catalina

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   Fairey Swordfish
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   Grumman HU-16 Albatross
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   Lockheed P2V Neptune
   Max Holste M.H.1521 Broussard
   Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun

   Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman
   North American L-17 Navion
   N. Am./ Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
   Piper L-4 Grasshopper
   Stinson L-5 Sentinel
   Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper
   Westland Lysander


Jets:
   Aero L-29 Delfin
   Aero L-39 Albatros
   Aermacchi MB-326
   Avro Vulcan
   BAC Strikemaster
   Blackburn (BAC) Buccaneer
   Canadair Tutor
   Cessna A-37 Dragonfly
   DeHavilland Vampire
   DeHavilland Venom
   English Electric Canberra
   English Electric Lightning
   Folland Gnat
   Fouga CM-170 Magister
   Gloster Meteor
   Grumman F9F Panther
   Hawker Hunter
   Hispano HA-200 Saeta
   Hunting Jet Provost
   Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
   Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
   McDonnell-Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
   McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom
   Messerschmitt Me-262
   Mikoyan MiG-15
   Mikoyan MiG-17
   Mikoyan MiG-21
   N. Am. F-86 Sabre / FJ-4 Fury
   N. Am. F-100 Super Sabre
   N. Am. / Rockwell T-2 Buckeye
   Northrop T-38 Talon / F-5
   PZL / WSK TS-11 Iskra
   Saab J35 Draken
   Soko G-2A Galeb
   Temco Pinto & Super Pinto


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Hunting (BAC) Jet Provost

(Variants/Other Names: See History below)

Hunting BAC Jet Provost
Jet Provost T.3 N7075U, ex XM466, photographed at

Nut Tree, California, 24 September 1998. Photo courtesy V.N. Smith

History: During the mid-1950’s, Britain’s Royal Air Force utilized converted front line jets for training purposes. The Hunting Percival Company felt it could tap into this market with an inexpensive two-seat (side-by-side) jet-powered version of its successful Provost piston engine aircraft. The RAF was impressed by the Jet Provost’s handling and seating configuration; after a four year comparative trial period of the T Mk 1s, 201 Jet Provost T Mk 3s were ordered in 1959 with Martin-Baker ejection seats, tip tanks, upgraded avionics and a clear canopy.

Later manufactured by the British Aircraft Corporation, another 308 planes were delivered through 1967, a third of which were the T Mk 4, with 750 pounds more thrust. Another third were built as the T Mk 5 version with pressurized cockpit, new windscreen, sliding canopy and longer nose.

The Jet Provost design was later developed into the popular and capable BAC Model 167 Strikemaster light attack jet, but even the Jet Provost was to be armed with two machine guns on the export versions of the aircraft, the T.Mk51, T.Mk52 and T.Mk 55.

With a top speed of 440 mph, excellent maneuverability, mechanical reliability and low operating costs, the Jet Provost was an outstanding example of its type. Retired from the military, the Jet Provost is now a popular and inexpensive jet for warbird enthusiasts in England, the Netherlands, Australia and the USA.   [History by Jeff VanDerford]

Nicknames: J.P.

Specifications (Model T.Mk 5):
        Engine: One 2,500-pound thrust Bristol Siddeley Viper Mk 202 turbojet
        Weight: Empty 4,888 lbs., Max Takeoff 9,200 lbs.
        Wing Span: 35ft. 4in.
        Length: 34ft. 0in.
        Height: 10ft. 2in.
        Performance:
            Maximum Speed: 440 mph
            Ceiling: 36,700 ft.
            Range: 900 miles
        Armament: None, although export versions featured two 7.62-mm (0.3-inch) machine guns, plus underwing hardpoints for a wide variety of bombs, rockets, or missiles.

Number Built: 520+

Number Still Airworthy: 70+

Links:
Everett Aero -- A UK-based company specializing in the sale and support of British ex-military jets, including the Jet Provost.
Jet Provost Heaven -- Information about JPs and Strikemasters.

Jet Provost 3-View Drawings
PhotoVault's Jet Provost Page -- JP photos.
Puer Exuberans (XW369)

Wikipedia Jet Provost Page

 


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