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Serial c/n Delivered Aircraft History
NZ6361 EE/JP/3233
PS301
1972 Previously G27-197.
15/05/1972 First flight Preston, UK ,
26/05/1972 Handed over to NZ High Commissioner in ceremony,
Delivered to RNZAF August 1972.
05/10/1972 Arrived New Zealand on and
10/101972 Delivered to Ohakea,
28/10/1972 First flight in New Zealand,
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
17/12/1992 Took part in final Strikemaster formation flypast,
To Aermacchi as part of purchase deal for MB339CBs December 1992 and sold by tender in March 1993.
07/07/1993 Arrived dismantled Bankstown and stored,

09/06/1995 Registered as VH-ZEP to International Air Parts, Narabeen, NSW.
??/01/1996 Delivered to Adelaide (Parafield ), SA,
01/02/1996 To Stuart McColl/ Australian Indoor Go Kart Centres, Richmond, SA.
05/11/1999 To Carlowrie Holdings/ Australian Jet Adventures, Newton (Ballarat), Victoria,
Flew camouflaged as "RNZAF NZ6361",
??/??/2013 Sold to USA, to Attack Aviation Foundation, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Strikemaster NZ6361
RNZAF Photo Strikemaster NZ6361
Photo by Martin Edwards Strikemaster NZ6361
Photo by Martin Edwards

NZ6362 EE/JP/3234
PS
302
1972 Previously G27-198.
06/06/1972 First flight Preston, UK.
Delivered to RNZAF August 1972.
Arrived New Zealand on Majestic 05 October 1972 and delivered to Ohakea 09 October 1972.
15/11/1972 First flight in New Zealand.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
??/12/1992 To Aermacchi as part of purchase deal for MB339CBs and sold by tender in March 1993.
08/07/1993 Arrived Bankstown dismantled ex NZ,
09/09/1993 Registered as VH-AGI to International Air Parts Ltd, Narrabeen, NSW 09 September 1993.
??/03/1994 To Neville Hyder, Busselton WA, Restored at Bankstown, NSW,
28/05/1994 First post restoration flight as "NZ6362",
19/01/2009 To Patricia D. Hyder, Busselton, WA, Sold 2013,

19/09/2014 Registered ZK-NTY to Strikemaster Limited, Remuera, Auckland, NZ,
13/11/2014 Change of paint scheme registered.
NZ6363 EE/JP/3235
PS
303
1972 Previously G27-199/G-AZXJ.  British Aircraft Corporation, Warton,
UK Registration allocated but not taken up.
23/06/1972 First flight Preston, UK.
Delivered to RNZAF September 1972.
05/10/1972 Arrived New Zealand on Majestic and delivered to Ohakea 09 October 1972.
19/12/1972 First flight in New Zealand.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
??/10/92 Ohakea AB: arr. for storage pending disposal,
17/12/1992 Took part in final Strikemaster formation flypast.
??/06/193 To International Air Parts, Sydney NSW'
1993/2000 Stored dismantled1 Sydney (Bankstown),

21/02/2003 Entered the Australian Civil Aircraft register as VH-JFZ  with Nick Costin/Aerospace Services Group, Broadway, NSW.
05/10/2006 Michael Costin, Sydney, later Tocumwal NSW (Flies in camouflaged Zimbabwe AF scheme).
NZ6364 EE/JP/3236
PS
304
1972 Previously G27-200/G-AZXK British Aircraft Corporation, Warton
12/07/1972 First flight Preston, UK,
Displayed in flying display at Farnborough Air Show September 1972.
12/09/1972 UK registration cancelled,
Delivered to RNZAF September 1972.
08/11/1972 Arrived New Zealand on Medic and delivered to Ohakea 08 November 1972.
08/12/1972 First flight in New Zealand,
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
To Aermacchi as part of purchase deal for MB339CBs December 1992 and sold by tender in March 1993.
??/06/1993 International Air Parts, Sydney, NSW,
07/07/1993 Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) dismantled ex NZ,
23/09/93 Repacked for shipping to USA,

01/03/1995 Registered as N6364Z to Falcon Helicopters Inc, Jackson, Missouri, USA,
04/08/2010 To Tri-State Warbird Museum, Batavia, OH, USA,
26/05/2011 To Dragon Aviation Inc, Wilmington DE, USA.
NZ6365 EE/JP/3237
PS
305
1972 Previously G27-201/G-AZYN.
First flight Preston, UK 11 August 1972.
Displayed in static area at Farnborough Air Show September 1972.
UK registration cancelled 12 September 1972.
Delivered to RNZAF September 1972.
Arrived New Zealand on Medic 08 November 1972 and delivered to Ohakea 08 November 1972.
First flight in New Zealand 18 January 1973.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
First Strikemaster to be withdrawn from service and converted to instructional airframe with No.4 TTS Woodbourne in 1990.
NZ6366 EE/JP/3238
PS
306
1972 Previously G27-202.
First Flight Preston, UK 04 September 1972.
Delivered to RNZAF September 1972.
Arrived New Zealand on Haparangi 10 December 1972 and delivered to Ohakea 14 December 1972.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
Withdrawn from service April 1993 and converted to Instructional airframe NZ6366/G at No.4 TTS Woodbourne.
NZ6367 EE/JP/3239
PS
307
1972 Previously G27-203.
First Flight Preston, UK 11 September 1972.
Delivered to RNZAF October 1972.
Arrived New Zealand on Haparangi 10 December 1972 and delivered to Ohakea 14 December 1972.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
First Strikemaster lost when collided with power lines and crashed into hillside at Waiau, North Canterbury during low level navigational training flight 03 July 1985.
Pilot Officer P. Lindsay ejected successfully.
This was RNZAF's 6th successful ejection and the 4th in New Zealand.
NZ6368 EE/JP/3240
PS
308
1972 Previously G27-204.
First Flight Preston, UK 26 September 1972.
Delivered to RNZAF October 1972.
Arrived New Zealand on Somerset 03 January 1973 and delivered to Ohakea 09 January 1973.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
Crashed during training flight near Pahiatua 27 October 1992 when aircraft failed to recover from a spin commenced at 20,000 feet.
This was a test flight after the ailerons had been re-rigged. Pilot ejected safely.
This was RNZAF's 9th successful ejection and the 6th in New Zealand.
NZ6369 EE/JP/3241
PS
309
1972 Previously G27-205.
First Flight Preston, UK 09 October 1972.
Delivered to RNZAF November 1972.
Arrived New Zealand on Somerset 03 January 1973 and delivered to Ohakea 09 January 1973.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
In 1986 was first of 6 Strikemasters to be rewinged by BAC in United Kingdom due wing cracking.
Crashed into forest near Ohaaki 20 kilometers from Taupo after failing to recover from an aerobatic manouevre at 1253 hours on 20 November 1991.
Flight Lieutenant Craig Tanner killed.
NZ6370 EE/JP/3242
PS
310
1972 Previously G27-206.
17/10/1972 First Flight Preston, UK,
Delivered to RNZAF November 1972.
03/01/1973 Arrived New Zealand on Somerset and delivered to Ohakea 09 January 1973,
30/03/1973 Test flown at Ohakea,
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
17/12/1992 Took part in final Strikemaster formation flypast,
To Aermacchi as part of purchase deal for MB339CBs December 1992 and sold by tender in March 1993.
??/06/1993 International Air Parts, Sydney, NSW,
08/07/1993 Arrived dissembled Bankstown and stored,
Restored Sydney (Bankstown) NSW,
??/12/1995 Registered as VH-RBA to Michael Broadbent, Southport QLD,
??/11/2000 To Hastings Valley Machinery, Port Macquarie NSW,
25/02/2000 To Rod Hall/ North Coast Breast Centre, Port Macquarie NSW 25.2.04/08 flown as RNZAF NZ6370,
30/11/2000 Registered as VH-RBA to Hastings Valley Machinery, Port MacQuarrie, NSW,
18/01/2011 Struck-off Australian register as sold to NZ,
11/04/2013 Registered as ZK-STR to Strikemaster Ltd, Auckland 11.4.12/14,
11/04/2011 Registered ZK-NTY to Strikemaster Limited, Remuera, Auckland, NZ,
20/04/2011 Change of paint scheme registered.
NZ6371 EE/JP/3870
PS
341
1975 Previously G27-240.
First Flight Preston, UK January 1975.
Delivered to RNZAF March 1975 and arriving New Zealand in April.
Trucked from Wellington to Ohakea for assembly.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
To Aermacchi as part of purchase deal for MB339CBs December 1992 and sold by tender in March 1993.,
??/06/1993 To International Air Parts, Sydney NSW, disassembled,
07/07/1993 Arrived Bankstown 7.7.93 and stored,
20/12/1995 Registered as VH-ONP  to International Air Parts, Narabeen, NSW.
1996 Restored to  fly, Bendigo VIC,
18/02/1999 Nick Costin/ Aerospace Services Group Pty Ltd/Australian Fighter Flight Centre, Georges Hall, Sydney NSW,
05/10/2006 To Michael Costin, Sydney, later Tocumwal NSW.

Strikemaster NZ6371
Photo by Martin Edwards

NZ6372 EE/JP/3871
PS
342
1975 Previously G27-241.
Delivered to RNZAF April 1975 arriving New Zealand in May.
Trucked from Wellington to Ohakea for assembly.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
To Aermacchi as part of purchase deal for MB339CBs December 1992 and sold by tender in March 1993.
International Air Parts, Sydney NSW 6.93
08/07/1993 Arrived dismantled Sydney (Bankstown), NSW,
??/11/1993 Trucked to Bendigo, Vic, ex Bankstown 11.93 for restoration,

22/11/1994 Registered as VH-LLD to John.L. Pierce, Watchem, Victoria 22 November 1994.
01/06/2000 To R. Douglas Ashmore City, Queensland 01 June,
01/06/2000 To Robert A. Douglas, Coolangatta QLD,
10/04/2001 To Peter O'Halloran, Bendigo VIC, flew as camouflaged "RNZAF NZ6372",
10/09/2003 To Hastings Valley Machinery, Port Macquarie, NSW,
24/06/2006 To Rod Hall/ Hastings Fighter Flight, Port MacQuarie NSW 24.6.06/12
22/11/2012 Struck-off Australian register as retired,
17/03/2014 Registered ZK-BAC to Strikemaster Limited, Waterloo, Lower Hutt, NZ,
31/03/2014 Change of paint scheme registered.

Strikemaster NZ6372
Photo by Martin Edwards Strikemaster NZ6372
Photo by Rod Farquhar Strikemaster NZ6372
Photo by Rod Farquhar Strikemaster NZ6372
Photo by Martin Edwards

NZ6373 EE/JP/3872
PS
343
1975 Previously G27-242.
Delivered to RNZAF April 1975 arriving New Zealand in June.
Trucked from Wellington to Ohakea for assembly.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
To RNZAF Museum Wigram where it is presently on display.

Strikemaster NZ6373 
Wigram 
6th April 2010
Photo by George Canciani

NZ6374 EE/JP/3873
PS
344
1975 Previously G27-243.
Delivered to RNZAF May 1975 arriving New Zealand in July.
Trucked from Wellington to Ohakea for assembly.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
To RNZAF Museum Ohakea Wing and on static display as NZ6373.

Strikemaster NZ6374
Photo Winstonwolfe
via Wikapedia

NZ6375 EE/JP/3874
PS
345
1975 Previously G27-244.
Delivered to RNZAF May 1975 arriving New Zealand in September.
Trucked from Wellington to Ohakea for assembly. Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
Retired from service due fatigue problems 1991.
Converted to Instructional airframe NZ6375/G with No.4 TTS Woodbourne July 1991.

Strikemaster NZ6375 
Paris 
31st May 1975
Photo by Mick Bajcar

NZ6376 EE/JP/3875
PS
346
1975 Previously G27-245.
Delivered to RNZAF June 1975 arriving New Zealand in October.
Trucked from Wellington to Ohakea for assembly.
Served with No. 14 Squadron, Ohakea.
Converted to instructional airframe NZ6376/G with No.4 TTS Woodbourne April 1993.
 
     
 

Other Stikemasters & Jet Provosts operated on the New Zealand Civil Register

 
     
 
NZ Registration Type c/n Aircraft History
ZK-JOT Jet Provost T Mk. 1 PAC/F/183

To RAF as  WV666,
21/11/1966 To RAF Kemble as an Instructional Airframe,
??/??/1974 To RAF St Athan as Instructional Airframe,
04/04/1978 RAF disposal to owner, British Virgin Islands,,
??/05/1982 Stored dismantled in Air British Virgin Islands hangar at Tortola, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands,
??/02/1983 Registered as N2416R P. M. Armour,  PA, USA,
27/10/1985 To Derek R. White, Jacksonville FL an flown as RAF WV666, based Fort Worth TX by 1987,
24/01/1991 Struck off US Civil register as sold to UK,,
25/01/1991 Registered as G-BTDH Andrew Edie/ Pulsegrove Ltd/Transport Command Ltd, Shoreham, UK,
09/02/1991 Arrived and flown as RAF WV666/O-D,
14/08/1996 To John J. Woodhouse. Shoreham, UK,,
28/03/1998 badly damaged during forced landing in a field near Fur & Feather hotel, Herriard near Lasham, UK,
??/01/2000 Sold to Subritzky & Alan House partnership, Auckland,NZ,
07/02/2000 Struck off UK Register as sold to NZ, ,
?/11/2002 Shipped to NZ, and arrived Auckland-North Shore in damaged condition,
2003 Rebuilt,
17/04/2003 Registered ZK-JOT to Subritzky & Alan House partnership, Dairy Flat, NZ,
12/06/2003 First Flight at Auckland-Dairy Flat  as RAF WV666/O-D.

ZK-SGN
ZK-PPP
Jet Provost T Mk. 1 PAC/F/226

20/09/1954 To RAF as WW397,
1969 Last airworthy with RAF,
1969 To RAF Coltishall: inst. airframe 69
30/10/1969 Last RAF flight, Delivery from RAF Shawbury to RAF Halton,
07/11/1969 To RAF Halton as for use as an Instructional Airframe until 1973,
To Flt Lt Michael. J. Crymble, RAF Lynham .78/79
??/04/1979 Trucked to RAF Lynham ex Halton for planned use as gate guard but instead restored to fly at Lynham,
26/05/1983 First post restoration flight,
26/08/1982 Registered G-BKHP Michael J. Crymble, RAF Lyneham,
01/07/1983 Permit to Fly issued and flew as WW397/N-E,
1991/1992 Operated by the Vintage Aircraft Team, Cranfield, UK,
12/11/1993 Struck of UK registers as sold to Australia, (To Keith Clarke, Gosford, NSW)
13/07/1994 Registered VH-OIL to Keith Clarke, St Huberts Island, NSW,
1994 Restored Sydney (Bankstown) and flew as RAF WW397/NE,
??/02/2008 Registered as ZK-SGN James Slade/ Old Stick & Rudder Co, Omaka, NZ,
2002 Shipped in container to NZ,
15//112002 First NZ flight at Omaka,
Flew as RAF WW387/N-E,
Flew in Japanese WW2 scheme for airshows in 2004 as WW397,
2004 Repainted 04 as camouflaged Sultan of Oman AF WW397,
06/11/2014 Registered ZK-PPP to Robert Young, Fielding NZ and later Las Vegas NV,
Shipped from NZ to USA, to be based Boulder City NV,
02/12/2014 Registered N397WW) Robert Young, Las Vegas NV, USA.

ZK-VPR BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk80A EEP/JP/4096 First flight Preston, UK 1976.
??/12/1976 Delivered Royal Saudi Air Force as 1130,
??/10/2000 One of 13 Saudi Strikemasters stored at Humberside, UK,
??/??/2001 To Global Aviation Services Ltd, Humberside, UK
??/01/2002 To Richard J. Everett/ Everett Aero, Ipswich, UK,
31/01/2005 Registered G-CDHB Christopher C. Hudson, Bromley, UK,
21/11/2005 Registered to G-CDHB Stewart J. Davies, Sandoft, UK,
14.5.09 Registered G-VPER David Davidson/Team Viper Jet Formation Team, UK,

11/05/2011 Registered ZK-VPR to Brian David Hall, Halswell, Christchurch, NZ,
07/07/2011 Arrived by road at
Christchurch Airport, NZ,
05/02/2013 Change of paint scheme registered. (AS RSAF 1130).
TBA BAC Jet Provost t Mk.5A EEP/JP/1007

To RAF as XW357,
1989/1992 Stored RAF Shawbury pending disposal,
1992 Sold to International Air Parts, Sydney NSW,
??/03/1993 Arrived dismantled at Sydney (Bankstown),
1993/1994 Stored Bankstown as "XW357/5",
11/08/2003 Registered VH-YZD to Nick Coston/Aerospace Services Group, Sydney NSW,
2004 To Joe Demarte, Perth, WA .04/05
??/03/2004 Trucked to Perth ex Bankstown for restoration to fly,
21/09/2005 Registered to Giuseppe Demarte. Perth, WA,
Sold to NZ:
??/10/2011 Shipped to NZ ex Perth,
??/12/2014 To Wanaka Transport Museum, Wanaka, NZ.

 
     
 

An imposter
G-BXFP painted as NZ6361
Shoreham, UK
Photo by Martin Edwards

 
     

The authors of this page are Ivan Prince and Brendan Cowan.

Sources: AHSNZ publications 1972-1992, NZ Wings January 1993. NZ Wings 1972-1992. Australian, New Zealand and US Civil Aircraft Registers. "For Your Tomorrow" by Errol Martyn. www.goodall.com.au ,

Emails: Zac Yates, Brendan Cowan, Martin Edwards,

Updated 05 January 2014

 

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