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BAC 167 Strikemaster

 

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BAC167 Mk.88

 

A development of the BAC 145 Provost and originally call the ‘Armed Jet Provost’, which differed from the trainer by having permanently-attached wingtip fuel tanks, a more powerful Rolls-Royce Bristol Viper Mk 535 turbojet engine of 3,410 lb / 15.2kN thrust, and provisions to carry a weapon load of 3,000 lb (1,360 kg) on eight underwing hardpoints. The wing being slightly longer and strengthened to carry the external stores. The Strikemaster had an original fatigue life of up to 7500 hr on the wings, 11,600 for the rear fuselage and tailplane and 12,500 hrs for the forward fuselage and cockpit.


The first Strikemaster was flown in 1967, and since that time they have been supplied to the air forces of Ecuador, Kenya, Kuwait, Muscat, New Zealand, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sudan and South Yemen.

 

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BAC 167


The RNZAF ordered their first Mk.88 Strikemasters in 1970, replacing DH Vampires in 1972, and serving until December 1992 when replaced by Aermacchi MB339s.
The first Strikemaster was flown on 26 October 1967 and 155 have been built (including a few for store against possible new orders).

 

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Engine: 1 x turbo-jet BS Viper 11, 11.1kN
Take-off weight: 4173 kg / 9200 lb
Wingspan: 10.8 m / 35 ft 5 in
Length: 10.3 m / 33 ft 10 in
Height: 3.1 m / 10 ft 2 in
Max. speed: 700 km/h / 435 mph
Ceiling: 11200 m / 36750 ft
Range: 1450 km / 901 miles
Seats: 2
Armament: 2 x 7.62 machine-guns or bombs

British Aircraft Corp. 167 Strikemaster
Engine : Rolls Royce Viper 535, 15176 N
Length : 33.99 ft / 10.36 m
Height : 10.171 ft / 3.1 m
Wingspan : 35.335 ft / 10.77 m
Max take off weight : 11501.3 lb / 5216.0 kg
Max. speed : 391 kt / 724 km/h
Service ceiling : 40026 ft / 12200 m
Range : 1201 nm / 2224 km
Crew : 2
Armament : 2x MG 7,62mm FN, 1360Kg ext 8 Pylons

Mk.88

Engine: 1 x Rolls Royce/Bristol Viper 535 3365 lbs thrust.
Max speed: 450 mph (418 kt) @ 18,000 ft, 391 kts @ SL.
Vmo: 425 kt (M0.75); with under wing stores: 375 kts (M0.68).
Range: 1500 km.
Ceiling: 40,000 ft.
Armament: 2 x 7.62 mg, 8 x underwing hard points max 2650 lbs.
Fuel cap: Main: 2150 lbs, Tip tanks: 768 lb total.
MTOW: 11,500 lb (5200 kg).
Design load: +5.5 / -3.5G.
Wing span: 11.2m (36 ft 9 in).

 

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