A99 Jet Provost
Just one Jet Provost served in the RAAF, that being a T Mk 2 model which was chartered to enable the service to evaluate "all through" jet training. The aircraft, serial A99-1, was used by No 35 Pilot Training Course at No 1 Basic Flying Training School, Point Cook, and two students were selected to be trained on the "JP" while the remainder of the course learned to fly on the Winjeel. At the end of the six-month course, the aircraft was presented to the Sydney Technical College as an instructional airframe. The Jet Provost was not ordered by the RAAF; instead the service continued to use the Vampire, until it was replaced by the Macchi MB-326 in 1967.
TECHNICAL DATA: Hunting Percival Jet Provost
Two-seat basic trainer
One 794 kg (1750 lb) thrust Armstrong Siddeley Viper ASV.7 turbojet
Empty 1972 kg (4347 lb); loaded 2810 kg (6195 lb).
Wingspan 11.25 m (36 ft 11 in); Length 9.88 m (32 ft 5 in); Height 3.10 m (10 ft 2 in).
Max speed 531 km/h (287 kt); Cruise 430 km/h (237 kt); Ceiling 35,000 ft (10 668 m); Range 925 km (500 nm).