Strikemaster Mk.88

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Strikemaster Mk.88
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The Strikemaster Mk.88 is a premium gift rank IV British strike aircraft with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB) and 6.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Sons of Attila" as a reward for Battle Pass: Season XIII, "Tropical Storm".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 6 096 m776 km/h
Turn time25 s
Max altitude12 191 m
EngineRolls-Royce Viper Mk.535
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight5 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 6,096 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock ___ ___ 12191 __._ __._ __._ __._ 1,200
Upgraded 810 776 24.8 25.0 31.2 26.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
875 282 - 340 292 ~12 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ -

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls Royce Viper Mk.535 _ _,___ kg ___ kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight (each) Type _m fuel __m fuel __m fuel
350 kg Jet _,___ kg _,___ kg _,___ kg _,___ kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (___%/WEP)
Condition 100% ___%/WEP _m fuel __m fuel __m fuel MGW
Stationary ___ kgf ___ kgf _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Optimal ___ kgf
(_ km/h)
___ kgf
(_ km/h)
_.__ _.__ _.__ _.__

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear282 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 906 Sl icon.png
RB3 066 Sl icon.png
SB4 890 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts320 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 050 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 110 / 190 / 600 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods g suit.png
Mods armor frame.png
Mods jet compressor.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods jet engine.png
Mods armor cover.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
Mods napalm fire bomb.png
MK 77
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Type R80 SURA
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Mods pilon bomb.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gunpods.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
Matra SNEB
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk.N1 540lb


Offensive armament

Main article: FN 60.30 (7.62 mm)

The Strikemaster Mk.88 is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.62 mm FN 60.30 machine guns, wing root-mounted (550 rpg = 1,100 total)

Suspended armament

The Strikemaster Mk.88 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

Default weapon presets
  • Without load
  • 8 x 7.62 mm FN 60.30 machine guns (475 rpg = 3,800 total)
  • 28 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 72 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 32 x Type R80 SURA T-80-US 3 rockets
  • 32 x Type R80 SURA T-80-P 3 rockets
  • 4 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 4 x 500 lb Mk 82 Snakeye bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 4 x 540 lb Mk.M2 bombs (2,160 lb total)
  • 4 x Mk 77 Mod 0 incendiary bombs

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons


  • Various secondary weapon loadouts
  • Small profile makes for a small target
  • High top speed


  • Mediocre manoeuvrability
  • Slow acceleration
  • Small calibre guns


Devblog History

The concept of the Strikemaster light attack jet came to fruition after the successful conversion of the Jet Provost trainer aircraft by some foreign operators into a strike aircraft, ready to use in combat against insurgents. The British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) began to equip the aircraft with a more powerful engine, front-facing machine guns, and weapon mounts for export sales, so that even countries with modest economies could afford an inexpensive attack aircraft. The Mk.88 was specifically designed for the New Zealand Air Force — with the first aircraft of this modification being delivered in 1972, which remained in service until 1993. The Strikemaster set a world record as the most frequently ordered aircraft for export, and was in service with the air forces of 10 foreign countries!



See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

British Aircraft Corporation
Strike Aircraft  Strikemaster Mk.88
See also  British Aerospace plc

Britain jet aircraft
Blackburn  Buccaneer S.1 · Buccaneer S.2 · Buccaneer S.2B
British Aerospace  Harrier GR.7 · Sea Harrier FRS.1 (e) · Sea Harrier FRS.1 · Sea Harrier FA 2
British Aircraft Corporation  Strikemaster Mk.88
English Electric  Canberra B Mk 2 · Canberra B (I) Mk 6 · Lightning F.6 · Lightning F.53
Gloster  Meteor F Mk 3 · Sea Meteor F Mk 3 · Meteor F Mk 4 G.41F · Meteor F Mk 4 G.41G · Meteor F Mk 8 G.41K · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper
  Javelin F.(A.W.) Mk.9
de Havilland  Vampire F.B.5 · Venom FB.4 · Sea Venom FAW 20 · Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2
Hawker  Sea Hawk FGA.6 · Hunter F.1 · Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9 · Harrier GR.1 · Harrier GR.3
Panavia  Tornado GR.1 · Tornado F.3 · Tornado F.3 Late
SEPECAT  Jaguar GR.1 · Jaguar GR.1A · Jaguar IS
Supermarine  Attacker FB 1 · Attacker FB.2 · Scimitar F Mk.1 · Swift F.1 · Swift F.7
Foreign  Phantom FG.1 (USA) · Phantom FGR.2 (USA) · F-4J(UK) Phantom II (USA)
South Africa  ▄JAS39C
India  ▄MiG-21 Bison

Britain premium aircraft
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  ▄Martlet Mk IV · ▄Corsair F Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II · ▄Thunderbolt Mk.1 · ▄Mustang Mk IA
  Hurricane Mk.I/L FAA M · Spitfire Mk.IIa Venture I · Spitfire F Mk IXc · Plagis' Spitfire LF Mk IXc · Spitfire F Mk XIVc · Prendergast's Spitfire FR Mk XIVe
  Typhoon Mk Ib · MB.5
Twin-engine fighters  Hornet Mk.I · Whirlwind P.9
Jet fighters  Attacker FB.2 · Hunter FGA.9 · Lightning F.53 · Meteor F Mk.8 Reaper · Sea Vixen F.A.W. Mk.2 · F-4J(UK) Phantom II · ▄MiG-21 Bison
Strike aircraft  ▄Wirraway · Beaufighter Mk I (40-mm) · Wyvern S4
  Harrier GR.1 · Strikemaster Mk.88
Bombers  ▄Avenger Mk II · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄Catalina Mk IIIa · ▄DB-7 · ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Hudson Mk V · Swordfish Mk II