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.
The AMX-T is a twin seat, high performance transonic turbofan jet, specifically developed for Advanced and Fighter Lead-In Training.
|Developing Nation:||Brazil and Italy|
|First Flight:||Italy (MMX594) 15th May 1984Brazil (YA-1-4200) 16th October 1985|
|First Delivery:||Italy April 1989
Brazil 17 October 1989
|Crew:||AMX 1, AMX-T 2|
|Ejection seat:||Martin-Baker Mk 10L zero-zero|
|Wing Span:||8,87 m with missile 10,00 m|
|Wing Area:||21,00 m²|
|Engine (s):||One Fiat/Piaggio/Alfa Romeo Avio/CELMA built Rolls-Royce Spey RB.168 Mk 807 rated at 11.030 lb st (49.6kN) dry|
|Weight:||without fuel: 6.700 Kg.
Internal fuel: 2.790 Kg.
External fuel: 1.732 Kg.
Max. payload: 3.800 Kg.
|Max.Take off weight:||Max. take off: 13.000 Kg.|
|Max. Speed:||914 km/h at 10.975 m.|
|Max. Range:||3.336 Km.|
|Radar:||FIAR Pointer range-only radar|
|Weapons:||20-mm six barreled M61A1 Vulcan cannon with 350 rounds in Italian, and two 30-mm cannon in the Brazilian.
AIM-9 Sidewinder for Italy or MAA-1 Piranha for Brazil.
|Extra:||Oude Delft Orpheus IR linescanpod for recce.|
|AMX operators (some aircraft are phased out):|