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BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk.88

Jet Trainer/Light Attack

The BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk.88 is a British training and light attack aircraft which the RNZAF operated 16 of the type from 1972 as a lead in trainer for the A4 Skyhawks.  The discovery of wing fatigue saw operations of the type restricted and were replaced by the Aermacchi MB339CB by 1994.

NZ6372 is an ex RNZAF airframe which flown by No. 14 Squadron.  It is the only airworthy ex-RNZAF Strikemaster flying in New Zealand.

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Engine: Rolls-Royce Viper Mk.535 turbojet, 3,140 lbf
Length: 10.274m (33ft 8.5in)
Height: 3.340m (10ft 11.5in)
Wing Span: 11.23m (36ft 10in)
Maximum Speed: 481mph (774kmh or 418 knots) at 18,000 ft (5,500 m)
Service Ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,000m)
Armament: 3,000lb (1,400 kg) of bombs, gun pods, rocket pods, fuel drop tanks

Curtis P-40-N-1 Kittyhawk

Fighter

Country of Origin: United States of America
Engine: Allison V-1710-39, 1360 HP V12, single stage supercharged piston engine
Top Speed:

 

Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2

Fighter, Light Bomber, Patrol & Trainer

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Engine: Royal Aircraft Factory 1a, 90hp V8 piston engine
Top Speed: 116 Km/h, 72 MPH, 63 Knots

 

Aermacchi MB339CB

Jet Trainer

Country of Origin: Italy
Engine: Rolls Royce Viper 680-43, 4,400 lb turbojet engine
Top Speed: 898 Km/h, 558 MPH, 485 Knots

 

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Harvard 57 being put through her paces on an adventure flight earlier this year ✈️ #nzmustdo #aviation #gopro #warbirds #adventure #avgeek
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