In his debut AMW build, Duncan Cooke tackles Fly’s 1/48 Jet Provost and finds it a slightly challenging but ultimately rewarding journey


Care was needed when removing large parts from the runners, as attachment gates impinged on the moulded relief in places. Gentle use of a fine sanding stick, followed by several passes with a scribing tool, restored the shape and detail.

Rapid development of frontline strike aircraft for the Royal Air Force during the early 1960s highlighted the need for a new basic jet trainer; of primary concern was the lack of a pressurised cockpit in the existing Hunting-Percival Jet Provost T.4.

In 1964 the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) started a development project to address this issue, and in September 1969 the first BAC Jet Provost T.5 entered RAF service, with the Central Flying School (CFS) at RAF Little Rissington.

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