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BAC 167 Strikemaster (Wallpaper 2)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

BAC 167 Strikemaster Jet Trainer Wallpaper 2
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BAC 167 Strikemaster (Wallpaper 2)
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Grandchild of the propeller-driven Hunting Percival Provost training aircraft, and close sibling to the Jet Provost trainer, the two-seat, jet-propelled BAC 167 Strikemaster multi-role attack aircraft was deemed especially well-suited for advanced training, counterinsurgency, ground attack and reconnaissance functions. A direct derivative of the Jet Provost T Mk 5, the Strikemaster was modified with an up-rated engine, wing hard-points, a strengthened airframe, new communication and navigation gear, up-rated ejection seats, a revised fuel system, and shortened landing gear. Capable of operating from rough air strips, with dual ejection seats suitable even for low-altitude escape, it was widely used by the air forces of Botswana, Ecuador, Kenya, Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Yemen and Sudan, and saw combat in Ecuador, Oman and South Yemen during its service life. In its combat configuration the Strikemaster was fitted with two .303 machine guns, each with 525 rounds of ammunition. With eight hard-points, the wings could carry an external load of 3,000 lbs. of bombs, rockets or Napalm. Of the 16 Strikemasters acquired by the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1972, use of the aircraft was reduced from 1981 onward, after cracking was discovered in the main wing structures.


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