BAC 167 Strikemaster (Wallpaper 1) aircraft photo gallery | AirSkyBuster

BAC 167 Strikemaster (Wallpaper 1) aircraft photo gallery. BAC 167 Strikemaster (Wallpaper 1) airplane review. BAC 167 Strikemaster (Wallpaper 1) images and pictures. Free Online Aircraft Photo and Picture | AirSkyBuster

BAC 167 Strikemaster (Wallpaper 1)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

BAC 167 Strikemaster Jet Trainer Wallpaper 1
image dimensions : 1092 x 682
BAC 167 Strikemaster (Wallpaper 1)
1. Photo wallpaper gallery of BAC 167 Strikemaster Jet Trainer aircraft. 1. BAC 167 Strikemaster Jet Trainer aircraft pictures and images collection.
The BAC 167 Strikemaster is a British jet-powered training and light attack aircraft. It was a development of the Hunting Jet Provost trainer, itself a jet engined version of the Percival Provost, which originally flew in 1950 with a radial piston engine. The BAC 167 Strikemaster is essentially an armed version of the Jet Provost T Mk 5; the Strikemaster was modified with an up-rated engine, wing hardpoints, a strengthened airframe, new communication and navigation gear, up-rated ejection seats, a revised fuel system, and shortened landing gear. First flown in 1967, the aircraft was marketed as a light attack or counter-insurgency aircraft, but most large scale purchasers were air forces wanting an advanced trainer although Ecuador, Oman and Yemen have used their aircraft in combat. A total of 146 were built. Capable of operating from rough air strips, with dual ejection seats suitable even for low-altitude escape, it was widely used by third-world nations. Use of the type was restricted by most users after the Royal New Zealand Air Force found fatigue cracking in the wings of its aircraft. Aircraft retired by Botswana, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Singapore have found their way into museums and private collections. Approximately eleven privately-owned Strikemasters are still flying. The Strikemaster was deployed by the Royal Air Force of Oman on several occasions during the Dhofar Rebellion, including a notable appearance at the Battle of Mirbat. The Ecuadorian Air Force deployed the Strikemaster during the brief 1995 Cenepa War, flying ground sorties against Peruvian positions. An Ecuadorian Strikemaster crashed during a training mission in the Northern Border area, near Colombia, on 25 March 2009. Both pilots ejected; one later died of injuries received during the rescue attempt. In 2009 a new UK-based display team named "Team Viper" after the Viper engine used in the Strikemaster began displaying at air shows with a fleet of Strikemasters. They fly formation aerobatics including high speed opposition manoeuvres and some solo work.

Labels: ,

<< Home