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Strikemaster

The BAC 167 Strikemaster is a British jet-powered training and light attack aircraft. 164 were built between 1967 and 1984. Approximately eleven privately-owned Strikemasters are still flying.

Strikemasters

The RNZAF used this aircraft as a jet trainer after buying 10 aircraft in 1972 and a further six which were introduced into service in 1976. They were withdrawn and replaced with the Aermacchi in 1992.

Strikemaster

Specifications (Strikemaster Mk 88)
Crew: 2 (Pilot, Co-Pilot)
Length: 33 ft 8 1/2 in (10.27 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Height: 10 ft 11 1/2 in (3.34 m)
Wing area: 213.7 ft^2 (19.85 m^2)
Airfoil: NACA 23015 (modified) at root, NACA 4412 (modified) at tip
Empty weight: 6,195 lb (2,810 kg)
Loaded weight: 9,303 lb (4,219 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 11,500 lb (5,215 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Rolls-Royce Viper Mk.535 turbojet, 3,140 lbf (15.2 kN)
Performance...
Never exceed speed: 518 mph (450 knots, 834 km/h)
Maximum speed: 481 mph (418 knots, 774 km/h) at 18,000 ft (5,485 m)
Stall speed: 98 mph (85.5 knots, 158 km/h) (flaps down)
Range: 1,382 mi (1,200 nmi, 2,224 km)
Combat radius: 145 mi (126 nmi, 233 km) with 3,000 lb (1,360 kg) weapons
Service ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,200 m)
Rate of climb: 5,250 ft/min (26.7 m/s)
Armament...
Guns: 2 x 7.62 mm NATO machine guns with 550 rounds each
Hardpoints: 4 (2 per wing) with a capacity of 3,000 lb (1,364 kg) and provisions to
carry combinations of bombs, machine gun pods, air-to-ground rocket pods, fuel drop
tanks, and napalm tanks.

Sources: Wikipedia, Air Force Museum, Warbirds Over Wanaka 2012 Programme.


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