Hunting Percival Provost. Photo. Characteristics.
Hunting Percival Provost. Photo. Characteristics.

Hunting Percival Provost. Photo. Characteristics.

United Kingdom

A type: Single-engine piston training aircraft

Crew: Two pilots are arranged side by side

Since re-combat troops RAF jet aircraft at the end of 1940-ies went strides, Air Headquarters has come to the conclusion that the sequence of the plane "Printays» (Prentice) - Plane "Harvard» (Harvard) in its training program does not provide pilotov- beginners jets enough experience to fly in combat aircraft. Air Ministry issued Operational requirements 0R.257, who described in detail the need for a new piston trainer aircraft with improved performance characteristics.

Although the rate and was not seen as the main characteristic of the potential of the aircraft, it had to be capable of performing cruising flight at speeds 204 km / h (110 nautical miles per hour) and have a duration flight of at least two hours.The answer of the company "Percival" (Percival) to these requirements 0R.257 was the aircraft "Provost" (Provost - Rector). The company anticipated the requirements of the Royal Air Force, making on its own initiative a mock-up training aircraft, named R. 56, which embodied most of the requirements of the Air Force. The competition for the replacement of the Prontase aircraft was tough, at least 15 companies put forward their proposals. Nevertheless, the early start made by the company "Persial", brought its dividends, as it was the only one capable of guaranteeing the delivery of the prototype within the timeframe set by the Royal Air Force, and in May 1951 she was given the initial order for 200 aircraft.

Exactly two years later, the first production aircraft, "Provost" debuted in the basic training squadrons of the Central Flying School. In fact, over a three-year period in the Royal Air Force was delivered more aircraft 330 "Provost", which remained in operation until their gradual replacement of the following training aircraft "Jet Provost" Company "Hunting» (Hunting).


  • Length: 8,74 m
  • Wingspan: 10,72 m
  • Height: 3,73 m

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 322 km / h
  • Range: 1036 km

The weight:

  • BLANK: 1519,56 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 1995,84 kg

Power point: Elvis Leonidis Alvis Leonides 126

Power: 550 l. from. (410 kW)

Date of first flight:

  • February 23, 1950

Surviving airworthiness modifications:t1