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The BAC 167 Strikemaster is a British jet-powered training and light attack aircraft. basically it was an armed Jet Provost T Mk 5 with an up-rated engine, wing hardpoints, a strengthened airframe, new electronics , better ejection seats, a revised fuel system, and shortened landing gear. It was first flown in 1967, and approximately 150 were built. It was exported to many countries that wanted a cheap simple attack aircraft. It was used Botswana, Ecuador, Oman, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. The Singapore Air Force used the Mk.84 Strikemaster, with 16 aircraft delivered in 1969 from the UK. All these Strikemasters were retired in 1984. In 2009 a new UK-based display team named "Team Viper" was set up flying the Strikemaster.

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 BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk84

Code "301", C/N: PS.138 , of the Singapore Air Force. Aircraft at the air force museum at Paya Lebar Airbase in Singapore.

Photographed by Arie Vos (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

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Jet Provost T.3A cockpit section

This is a cockpit section of the former RAF T.3A with c/n XN600. Seats and some equipment is removed. Seen at the Aviodrome museum, Lelystad, The Netherlands.

Photographed 2016 by Meindert de Vreeze (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland


Several scale models exist of the BAC 167 Strikemaster (derived from the Jet Provost). In 1/72 scale there was the old Airfix kit and later the Matchbox kit (that was also released by Revell including a special IPMS Nederland jubilee and DPMV box). Sword has nowadays nice kits in 1/72. In 1/48 scale Fly has a nice kit.

(note that the Jet Provost is a bit different aircraft and kits were the very old Airfix kit but in 2016 superceeded by a brand new Jet Provost kit).

 

This walk around page was originally created January 2012 by M. de Vreeze