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AMX

The AMX, a joint program undertaken by Alenia, Aermacchi and Embraer, is a surface attack aircraft for battlefield interdiction, close air support and reconnaissance missions. The AMX is capable of operating at high subsonic speed and low altitude, by day or night, and if necessary, from bases with poorly equipped or damaged runways. It features low IR signature, reduced radar equivalent cross section and low vulnerability of structure and systems guarantee a high probability of mission sucess. The integrated ECM, air-to-air missiles and nose-mounted guns provide self-defense capabilities.

The AMX-T is a twin seater, high performance transonic turbofan jet, specifically developed for Advanced and Fighter Lead-In Training. It maintains the operational characteristics of the AMX - Ground Attack Fighter - already in operation with the Brazilian (FAB) and Italian (AMI) Air Forces. It is a high subsonic trainer with a low level dash speed in excess of 500 kt in any armed configuration. The AMX-T was selected by the Venezuelan Air Force (FAV) to replace the old and venerable T-2A Buckeyes in the advanced training phase.

The wings of the AMX are mounted high, swept-back, and tapered with square tips. AAMs are usually mounted on the wings. The engine is one turofan inside the body. There are two air intakes forward of the wing roots. There is a single exhaust. The fuselage has a pointed nose and bubble canopy. The body widens at the air intakes and tapers to the rear. The tail flats are mid-mounted on the fuselage, swept back and tapered with blunt tips. The tail is swept back and has a tapered fin with a blunt tip.

Specifications

Countries of Origin
  • Italy
  • Brazil
  • Builder Alenia, Aermacchi and Embraer
    Similar Aircraft
  • Alpha Jet
  • Mirage F1
  • AV-8B Harrier
  • Crew One
    Role
  • Light bomber
  • Fighter
  • Span 29 ft (8.84 m)
    Length 44 ft, 6 in (13.58 m)
    Height 14.92 ft
    Wing area 226.0 ft2
    Aspect ratio 3.75
    Wing sweep (at 25% MAC) 27.5
    Engine Rolls Royce Spey MK 807 turbofan
    Take-off thrust 11023 lb
    Ceiling 13000 meters
    Cruise range 1150nm [480 nm Combat radius]
    Internal Fuel 3076kg
    Drop Tanks 500 L drop tank with 399kg of fuel for 75nm range
    1000 L drop tank with 799kg of fuel for 149nm range
    In-Flight Refueling Yes
    Operating empty weight 14638 lb
    Max take-off weight 28660 lb
    Max external load 8380 lb
    Sensors FIAR Pointer range-only radar, RWR, Balistic Bombsight
    Armament
  • Cannon: M61A1 20mm Vulcan
  • AIM-9L Sidewinder,
  • Kormoran,
  • ELT-555 jamming pod,
  • Belouga,
  • M117 750kg bomb
  • User Countries
  • Brazil
  • Italy




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