This is a bit of a long shot, but I shall give it a try anyway (I have exhausted Google!). Thank you, thank you, thank you. (Moved to Hartlepool 11/01/2014), Professional Pilot Training (includes ground studies), The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions, Safety, CRM, QA & Emergency Response Planning, Computer/Internet Issues & Troubleshooting, https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/xw405/.

Two drop-tanks are the only stores option included with either kit, which in the Strikemaster’s case is a bit of a pity.

Jet Provost fleet number. There are three options from which to choose:- is exactly- starts with- containsSelect the appropriate limiter for your search, then enter the keyword(s) you wish to search in the box on the right. It was re-issued by Revell in Matchbox branded boxing in the 1990’s, and has more recently been re-boxed by DPMV. Two small scoops to sit above the centre fuselage are supplied as separate parts, thus ensuring they have a realistic open mouth appearance, as does a single small scoop that locates on the starboard side behind the canopy. Next, select a Keyword limiter. There are also quite a few prominent ejector stubs, fortunately in areas that cannot be seen.

The T51 was an armed export version, sold to Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Kuwait and Sudan. I happily recommend both kits as being the best examples to date in “The One True Scale”, but lament that their cockpit detail is not on par with Sword’s best.

A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. This Provost was built in 1955 and transferred to the civil register in 1968, the year the last Provosts were retired from the Central Air Traffic Control School at Shawbury, the last RAF unit to operate the type. It features good outline, quite fine raised surface detail and a basic cockpit.

Hunting Percival developed the Jet Provost from the piston-engined Percival Provost basic trainer. This is a bit of a long shot, but I shall give it a try anyway (I have exhausted Google!).

), Previous 1/72 Scale Jet Provost T.Mk.5 & Strikemaster Kits. Both kits are a big improvement on the sound but now dated Airfix kit. I like Sword kits, and this one has many of the brand’s good attributes, not least very nice surface detail. Both kits are a big improvement on the sound but now dated Airfix kit.

My next-door neighbour and friend was a junior pilot with the dubious distinction of having ejected from a Strikemaster after hitting power cables during low flying.

XW424/52, the Swords Aerobatic Team, NO.3 FTS, RAF Leeming, 1974. Each kit comes in an end-opening box with digital artwork on the front and colour profiles on the rear.

Mk.88, NZ6365, No 14 Sqn, RNZAF (with two camouflage schemes), and. The biggest let-down is two resin ejection seats without any harness detail whatsoever, or any firing handles for that matter. It is seen here commencing its display at the Great Vintage Flying Weekend. The Jet Provost has one pylon per wing, and the Strikemaster two.

Good surface detail, accurate appearance, good value too, from the right supplier.

Some will require removal in order for parts to fit correctly; but again, this is easily done. This matters little, as the nicely detailed main undercarriage will block out most of what can be seen.

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However, after several years of reviewing them, I still feel Sword rushes things to get to market (perhaps because an almost pathological concern amongst many Czech kit makers that someone else will release the same subject first). You may select either a specific database field (airline, aircraft, etc. |  What's New  |  Features  |  Gallery  |  Reviews  |  Reference  |  Resource Guides  |  Forum  |, Jet Provost T.Mk.5 & Strikemaster Mk.80A/88.

What little of the kit’s main wells is visible includes some detail, but again the kit parts look nothing like the detail illustrated in the instructions. The T52 was another export version sold to Iraq, South Yemen, Sudan and Venezuela, with the same armament as the T51.

Location: Hanging off the end of a thread, Various shots of her in different places 1FTS etc. In order to delete your photo we need to verify your identity.Please enter your password to delete this photo. The air intakes drop into place with blanked off sections preventing see-through into the fuselage. Techmod prints the decals, and these are well registered with what appears to be good opacity. I like Sword kits, and this one has many of the brand’s good attributes, not least very nice surface detail. Clear wingtip light covers are provided for both the tankless wingtips and more common tanked options. Each kit has seventy-six grey and ten clear styrene parts, two resin parts, and decals for two subjects (but with four colour scheme choices in the Strikemaster’s case). Airlines are listed in alphabetical order. This is a typical Sword kit with nicely moulded parts, fine surface detail, and reasonably narrow sprue gates. On 16 June 1954, the prototype XD674 made its first flight from the factory at Luton Airport, flown by Dick Wheldon. If the airline you're searching for is not in this list, use the 'Keywords' field further down in the search menu. Sword's 1/72 scale Jet Provost / Strikemaster is available online from
Fleet number is listed as (J-MQ) Construction no. There is Matchbox’s 1972 Strikemaster, which is simplified and toylike; resembling a diecast model when it comes to surface detail.

This Provost was built in 1955 and transferred to the civil register in 1968, the year the last Provosts were retired from the Central Air Traffic Control School at Shawbury, the last RAF unit to operate the type. The BAC Jet Provost (originally built by Hunting Percival) was a British jet-powered trainer aircraft used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1955 to 1993.

These give four views and indicate the national insignia, unit markings and stencil locations. The decals, plastic and resin parts come in a zip-lock bag, with the clear parts further enclosed in a small bag of their own. The BAC 167 Strikemaster is essentially an armed version of the Jet Provost T Mk 5; the Strikemaster was modified with an up-rated engine, wing hard points, a strengthened airframe, new communication and navigation gear, up-rated ejection seats, shortened landing gear, and a revised fuel system including conformal fuel tanks on the wing tips.

The nose-leg is two parts with a separate wheel-fork, and the anti-shimmy tyre is moulded in two halves in order to provide the raised ridges on the outside of the tyre’s tread. This was the RNZAF’s first Strikemaster loss, and he was doing penance in a ground job when I knew him. However, after several years of reviewing them, I still feel Sword rushes things to get to market (perhaps because an almost pathological concern amongst many Czech kit makers that someone else will release the same subject first). sent via this form. Some menu selections include a generic aircraft model, as well as more specific variants of that airliner. This option requires the tip-tank to be cut off inboard of the aileron’s outboard edge, but leaving the aileron uncut, to create a stepped join; so care will be need for this surgery. With the undercarriage down, the Jet Provost/Strikemaster only has tiny doors open each side of the nose-leg effectively leaving the nose-wheel well closed off. Privacy Statement -

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In June 1957, an order was placed for the first 40 of the developed Jet Provost T3, featuring a more powerful Armstrong Siddeley Viper jet engine, ejector seats, a redesign of the airframe, and a shortened and strengthened version of the retractable tricycle undercarriage. Advertising - Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use. The instructions provide a brief history of the aircraft that is the same for both kits, and fails to mention the Strikemaster at all! Squadron.com. The largest of each pair of main-wheel doors is also closed when the wheels are down. (Mention of the Strikemaster makes  me recall 1985 when I was an NZ Army officer living in married quarters on RNZAF Base, Hobsonville.

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All countries represented in our database are included in this selection menu, which is updated automatically as the database grows. Fortunately, Pavla’s Strikemaster and Obscureco’s Jet Provost T.Mk.5 resin cockpit sets for Airfix’s kit should suit the Sword kits too.

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Fortunately, there are after-market resin cockpits from Pavla (Strikemaster) and Obscureco (T.Mk.5) intended for the Airfix kit that should be fine with Sword’s offerings too.

The instructions otherwise use a generally easy to follow assembly format with well-drawn diagrams (more on these later). The cockpit detail is an improvement on Airfix’s effort, but frankly, a bit disappointing compared to some other Sword kits in a similar price bracket. below.

The parts maps do not identify non-applicable parts, which seems a bit lazy, but this has been Sword’s practice to date.

The aircraft was based at RAFC Cranwell and was the aircraft in which I solo’d on type. If you are looking for photos of a specific airline, use this menu.

Canon 40D | Sigma 80-400 (used with fluid head tripod). Terms of Service - In fact, this subject’s cockpit really warrants the coloured PE treatment like Sword gave their two-seat Lightnings. I am sure buyers would accept a slight price premium for this extra.

MPC re-boxed the kit and offering just the Strikemaster option. Percival Provost T.1.

The cockpit assembly, short jet-pipe, and nose landing-light bulkhead fit inside the fuselage halves. Home  However, I should mention that the actual kit main undercarriage again differs from the instructional drawings; as it butt-fits in place, unlike the insertion fit the instructions indicate.
The T4 followed in 1960, fitted with a more powerful variant of the Viper engine and first flown on 15 July, and this was followed by the pressurised T5 in 1967. ), or choose to match your keyword to all database fields. This ‘sloppiness’ in the instructions fortunately has no real impact on assembly. No harness detail on the resin ejection seats, numerous detail differences between instructional drawings and kit parts. This ‘sloppiness’ in the instructions fortunately has no real impact on assembly. Fortunately, Pavla’s Strikemaster and Obscureco’s Jet Provost T.Mk.5 resin cockpit sets for Airfix’s kit should suit the Sword kits too. Overall, I should think that this kit should be an enjoyable one to build, provided you accept that its limited-run nature may demand some fettling here and there. The 'Keywords' field is perhaps the most useful field included in our search engine.Using this field, you may search for any word, term, or combinations of terms in our database.Every photo field is covered by the Keywords search routine. It was armed with two 7.7-mm (0.303-inch) machine guns. For example, an option of:- Paul Jones [550].. indicates that there are 550 total photos taken by Paul Jones currently in the database.

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