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BAC Strikemaster Bomber Plane

The BAC 167 Strikemaster was a successful project to turn the Jet Provost trainer into a light attack aircraft. The Strikemaster airframe was based on a strengthened Jet Provost T.Mk 5 with the addition of a more powerful engine, updated avionics and weapon mounting hard-points. BAC (British Aircraft Corporation) built a 146 Strikemaster aircraft between 1967 and 1984, they served with the air-forces of Saudi Arabia, South Yemen, Singapore, Sudan, Ecuador, Kenya, Kuwait, Botswana and New Zealand.

BAC Strikemaster Bomber Plane


The picture above depicts G-UVNR, a privately owned 1971 BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk87 (cn EEP/JP/2876)) which originally served with the Botswana Defence Force as OJ-10 and then the Kenyan Air Force as 605. The vast majority of remaining airworthy BAC Strikemasters have been demilitarised and are now privately owned, they change ownership with an approximate value of $110,000, (70,000) when in good airworthy condition.

BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk87 Armament:

  • Twin 7.62 mm machine guns

Up to 3,000 lb of munitions can be carried on eight under-wing hard-points which may include any combination of the following:

  • Bombs
  • Machine gun pods
  • Air-to-ground rocket pods
  • Napalm tanks

    1986 Strikemaster G-SOAF ex-Royal Air Force of Oman

    Strikemaster G-SOAF
    BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk87 Specifications:
    • Crew: Pilot and co-pilot
    • Length: 33 ft 8 in (10.27 m)
    • Wingspan: 36 ft 11 in (11.25 m)
    • Height: 10 ft 2 in (3.10 m)
    • Empty weight: 5,995 lb (2,772 kg)
    • Max takeoff weight: 11,500 lb (5,220 kg)
    • Engine: Single 3,410 lbf (15.2 kN) Rolls-Royce Viper Mk.535 turbojet
    • Maximum speed: 450 knots (520 mph, 834 km/h)
    • Range: 780 nm (900 mi, 1450 km)
    • Service ceiling 40,000 ft (12,200 m)

    1976 Strikemaster G-VPER
    ex Royal Saudi Airforce

    Strikemaster G-VPER

    Ecuador Air Force

    It is believed that the  Ecuador Air Force still operates up to six Strikemaster Mk 89's in their full military configuration in Combat Squadron 2313.

    Ten  Strikemaster Mk 90's were purchased by Sudan in the early 1980's but their current operational status with the Sudanese Air Force is unknown.

    BAC 167 Strikemaster

    BAC Strikemaster

    BAC Strikemaster Cockpit

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