Hunting T.3A Jet Provost

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Hunting
Markings
Number 1 Flying Training School, Linton-on-Ouse, United Kingdom, 1990
Designation
T.3A
Serial Number
XM464

Hunting T.3A Jet Provost

The Jet Provost was designed in response to a 1950s Royal Air Force requirement for a jet trainer. It was based on the earlier propeller driven Hunting Persival Provost. The first flight of the prototype Jet Provost T.1 took place June 26, 1954. Deliveries of the first production version, the T.3, began in 1958 and a total of 201 were delivered to the RAF by 1962. Several versions of the Jet Provost remained in RAF service until 1993 when the last of them were retired. Jet Provosts were exported to several countries especially in the Persian Gulf region. In addition an armed ground attack version of the aircraft the Strikemaster was built and widely exported. Surplus Jet Provosts have become popular in private hands where they are well liked for their reliability and performance.

Specifications
Wingspan 35 ft 4 in
Length 34 ft
Height 10 ft 2 in
Max. Speed 440 mph
Service Ceiling 35,650 ft
Range 900 miles
Engines One Armstrong Siddeley Viper turbojet
Crew 2