AMX International 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.

Alenia is the program leader, with 46.7 per cent of the share, and responsible for fuselage centre section, radome, fin, rudder, elevators, spoilers and flaps. Aermacchi has 23.6 of the program, and builds the forward fuselage, canopy and tail cone, and integrates the gun and avionics. Embraer accounts for the remaining 29.7 per cent, and constructs air intakes, wing, slats, pylons, external fuel tanks and reconnaissance pallets.

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
Task: Strike/reconnaissance
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
Length: 13,58 m
Height: 4,58 m
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.
free-fall bombs.
cluster munitions.
unguided rockets.
Extra: Oude Delft Orpheus IR linescanpod for recce.
AMX operators (some aircraft are phased out):
Italy 187
Brazil 56

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