Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master Advanced Military Trainer Aircraft Light Attack



The Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master is an Advanced Military Trainer and Light Attack Aircraft. The The Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master design is based on the Yakovlev Yak-130, originally developed by Yakovlev and Aermacchi as a joint venture. The Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master is a highly modified version of the aircraft the joint venture produced, and uses equipment exclusively from Western manufacturers.

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Specifications (M-346)[edit]
Orthographic projection of the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master
Data from Alenia Aermacchi web page[33]
General characteristics

Crew: two, student and instructor
Length: 11.49 m (37.70 ft)
Wingspan: 9.72 m (31.89 ft)
Height: 4.76 m (16.11 ft)
Wing area: 23.52 m² (253.2 ft²)
Empty weight: 4,610 kg (10,165 lb)
Loaded weight: 6,700 kg (14,770 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 9,500 kg (20,945 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell F124-GA-200 , 28 kN (6,250 lbf) each
Performance

Never exceed speed: Mach 1.2 (1,470 km/h, 793 knots)
Maximum speed: 1,059 km/h (572 knots)
Stall speed: 176 km/h (95 knots)
Range: 1,981 km (1,070 nautical miles)
Ferry range: 2,722 km (1,470 nmi) ; with 3 external drop tanks
Endurance: 2.75 hours (4 hours with external drop tanks)
Service ceiling: 13,716 m (45,000 ft)
Rate of climb: 6,705 m/min (22,000 ft/min)
Wing loading: 285 kg/m² (58.3 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 0.84
Armament

Hardpoints: Provisions for a total of 9 pylon stations (2× wingtip, 1× under-fuselage plus 6× underwing), capable of mounting up to 3,000 kilograms (6,600 lb) of external payload and up to 3× 630 litres (140 imp gal; 170 US gal) external drop tanks (only pylon stations 4, 5, 6 are wet-plumbed)

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