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BAC Jet Provost T4 The prototype (XD674 stored at the RAF Museum, Cosford) first flew on 16 June 1954 and the type was adopted by the RAF as its basic jet trainer (its first jet trainer), deliveries starting in August 1955. The type was based on the piston-engined Hunting Percival Provost, which had previously been the standard basic trainer, a role which it continued to serve in diminishing importance until 1961. So from the early 1960s, pilots completed all their training on jets.

After BAC took over Hunting, the T4 was produced with a Viper 11 engine of 11.100 N thrust. 198 of this mark were built, and were delivered between 1961and 1964.

Cockpit pressurization was not introduced until the Mk. 5, the ultimate version of the Jet Provost.

The T. Mk4 was phased out of the training role by the mid-70s, although a small number served until 1988 in other roles.

The last Jet Provost in service was retired on 20 September 1993. It had been replaced by the Shorts Tucano, which uses eight times less fuel for a similar performance.

Variants

Model

Number built

Manufacturer

Comments

Jet Provost T1

12

Hunting

Initial production batch for the RAF.

Jet Provost T2

4

Hunting

Development aircraft only.

Jet Provost T3

201

Hunting

Main production batch for the RAF.

Jet Provost T3A

70

Hunting

Modified T3 with improved avionics for the RAF.

Jet Provost T4

185

BAC

Variant with more powerful engine for the RAF.

Jet Provost T5

110

BAC

Pressurised version for the RAF.

Jet Provost T5A

94

BAC

Converted T5 with improved avionics.

Jet Provost T5B

 

BAC

T5 converted for navigator training.

Jet Provost T51

22

Hunting

Export Version of the T3 (12 built for Ceylon, 4 built for Sudan, and 6 built for Kuwait).

Jet Provost T52

50

BAC

Export Version of the T4 (12 built for Iraq, 15 built for Venezuela, 8 built for Sudan).

Jet Provost T55

5

BAC

Export Version of the T5, built for Oman.

BAC Strikemaster

 

BAC

Ground attack version of the T5.

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: 2

Length: 33 ft 8.5 in (10.27 m)

Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)

Height: 10 ft 11.5 in (3.34 m)

Wing area: 213.7 ft (19.79 m)

Empty weight: 4,658 lb (2,113 kg)

Loaded weight: 6,650 lb (3,020 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 7,300 lb (3,310 kg)

Powerplant: 1 Armstrong Siddeley Viper turbojet, 2,500 lbf (11.1 kN)

Performance

Maximum speed: Mach 0.57 (440 mph, 708 km/h)

Range: 600 miles (970 km)

Service ceiling: 44,000 ft (13,400 m)

Armament

Guns: 2 0.303 in (7.7 mm) machine guns

Rockets:

6 60 lb (27 kg) or

12 25 lb (11 kg)

Bombs:

2 100 lb (45 kg) or

8 25 lb (11 kg)

BAC Jet Provost T4 XP666

The aircraft, build number PAC/W/17635 was delivered on 19/09/1962 probably to No1 FTS at RAF Linton-On-Ouse. After RAF service it became G-27-92 and was transferred to South Yeman AF as 107(7O), 355(9V), 5B-C. The aircraft was known to be at Bournemouth in the early 1990s as G-JETP; it was flown to Cyprus and is currently sitting on the dump at Paphos airport Cyprus. A recent photograph shows it still on the dump October 2006.

 

BAC Jet Provost T4 XR666

Aircraft was delivered on 02/05/1963; it was scrapped at Ascot in August 1971.

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