British Percival P-56 ''Provost'' Trainer Plane

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The Percival P-56 ''Provost'' Training Plane was a staple for Flight Training with The British Royal Air Force, during The Cold War. Most initial Pilots received their training at first with The ''Provost''. It was first introduced in 1953. The long serving aircraft would remain in use until 1969. The P-56 was also exported to several other Countries and used in a similar role as Trainer. It is estimated that over 400 Models were produced. A Tandem seated Craft (2 Persons, Trainee and Instructor - side by side), The ''Provost'' was 30-feet long with a wingspan of 35-feet. They were powered by a Single, prop driven Alvis Leonides 9-cylinder Engine, which produced 550-HP. Airspeed was rated at 200-mph. Operation Range was 650-miles with a ceiling of 25,000-feet. When configured for armament (Training), The P-56 was equipped with (2) 7.62mm Machine Guns and the capabilities to support 500-lbs. of munitions.