BAC 167 Strikemaster

The BAC 167 Strikemaster was a ground-attack aircraft developed from the Jet Provost in the 1960s by the firm British Aircraft Corporation. In service with the air forces of New Zealand, Kenya, Ecuador, and Oman, it also fulfilled the role of a trainer.

The Strikemaster was a two-seat, low-winged aircraft, powered by one Rolls-Royce Viper Mk 535 turbojet engine, whose air intakes were located on the flanks, beside the fuselage.

The BAC Strikemaster first saw combat action in 1972, flown by the Royal Air Force of Oman, during the Dhofar Rebellion, which was an armed revolt against the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman. In 1995 the Ecuadorian Air Force carried out ground attack missions against Peruvian troops during a border skirmish.

Specifications

Type: light attack aircraft / trainer

Wingspan: 11.23 m

Length: 10.27 m

Height: 3.34 m

Wing area: 19.85 m2

Maximum speed: 834 km/h

Range: 2,224 km

Weapons: two 7.62mm machine guns

Bombload: 1,364 kg

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