Hunting Percival P.56 Provost
1950
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Hunting Percival P.56 Provost

First flown in February 1950, the Hunting Percival Provost began to replace the Percival Prentice in RAF Flying Training Command from 1953. The piston-engined type took a student pilot through his basic training to the point where he could begin his advanced training on de Havilland Vampire T.11 jet aircraft. The 461 Provosts built up to 1956 continued in service until the early 1960s. As the T.53, the type was also supplied to Burma, Iraq and the Sudan, while the T.51 and T.52 were used by Eire and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Hunting Percival P.56 Provost


Specification 
 ENGINE1 x 410kW Alvis Leonides 126 air-cooled 9-cylinder radial engine
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1995 kg4398 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan10.71 m35 ft 2 in
    Length8.73 m29 ft 8 in
    Height3.70 m12 ft 2 in
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed322 km/h200 mph
    Ceiling7620 m25000 ft
    Range1040 km646 miles

Comments
Jean Michel, 29.10.2017

Looking for a Piston Provost for sale. Airworthy or needing restoration. Thanks to email for reply.
Jean-Michel

Jorrocks, 18.12.2013

I learned to fly Provosts at RAF Syerston with the Fleet Air Arm in 1955.There seemed no vices to this aircraft.We later went to RAF Valley in Anglesey to fly T11 Vampires.

Lewis Johns, 11.05.2010

I learnt to fly in the Provost at RAF Linton on Ouse in January 1958!! (and still have the Pilot's Notes!!!

Tim Ecklund, 15.04.2009

I am rebuilding one of these. Not a lot of progress this winter. The hangar is not insulated.

ismail, 11.12.2008

hi charles,try this website http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/o/619/95/0

Charles, 03.01.2008

Desperately need accurate three view drawing of this aircraft. Can anyone help?

Charles, 03.01.2008

Desperately need accurate three view drawing of this aircraft. Can anyone help?

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