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BAC Jet Provost. A photo. Characteristics.
BAC Jet Provost. A photo. Characteristics.

BAC Jet Provost. A photo. Characteristics.


United Kingdom

A type: single-engine jet training aircraft

Crew: Two pilots are arranged side by side

Developed by the company "Pesivel» (Percival - later Hunting Percival) as an inexpensive reactive modification of its piston aircraft "Provost» (Provost - Rector), "Jet Provost» (Jet Provost - jet Rector) eventually became a completely new aircraft. Built on its own initiative at a time when the Royal Air Force used a reworked combat jets for training pilots, the training aircraft soon received support from the Air Force, which evaluated the location of the pilots side by side, and impeccable handling specially crafted airplane "Jet Provost."

Was acquired by the initial batch of nine aircraft T 1 and started work on a new curriculum in a flight training school № 2. Due to the achieved success by using these airplanes Royal Air Force formally accepted the aircraft "Jet Provost" in June 1959 year ordering 201 aircraft in modification T 3 - these aircraft differed from the modification of T 1 the presence of ejection seats of "Martin-Baker» (Martin-Baker) , fuel tanks at the wing tips, upgraded avionics and cockpit with a good view. Next order modification T 4 with another engine was issued in November 1961 years 1964 years and up to now has been constructed YOU 198 aircraft. The last modification that has fallen into the Royal Air Force, was a modification of the T 5, which had sealed the cabin, a new windshield, sliding lamp and an elongated nose. With the 1967 110, was built aircraft of this modification.

Export orders for the aircraft, "Jet Provost" had been received from Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Sudan, Iraq, South Yemen and Venezuela, all of them, as well as the Royal Air Force planes have already been decommissioned. Following the start of the withdrawal in 1993 year of operation of the aircraft, "Jet Provost" more 70 JP aircraft appeared in the civil register of the UK, the Netherlands, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Basic data


  • Length: 10,25 m
  • Wingspan: 10,77 m
  • Height: 3,1 m


The weight:

  • BLANK: 2271 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 4173 kg


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 708 km / h
  • Range: 1450 km


Power point: "Viper» Mk 102 (onT versions 1 / 3) or Mk 202 (on modifications T 4 / 5) of "Rolls-Royce" Power: 7,8 11,12 kN thrust and thrust kN respectively

Date of first flight:

  • 26 June 1954 year


The surviving airworthymodifications in the hands of civilians:

  • Jet Provost T 1 / 3 / 4 and 5


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