Aermacchi MB326G

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Description: In the 1950s, various air forces were projecting and building various trainer aircraft, and Italy did the same. The MB326 was projected by the engineer Ermanno Bazzocchi to give the Italian Air Force a new trainer aircraft that could also be used as a ground attack. After various changes to the starting project requested by the Aereonautica Militare, the two prototypes were started in 1956, and the first one flew for the first time at Lonate di Pozzolo on December 10, 1957, with the pilot Guido Carestiato. It was produced in a very large number of variants and exported to a lot of countries. This variant, the MB326G, was developed from the MB326B with a lot of improvements. The first prototype (serial number I-FAZE) was shown in flight and on ground for the first time in 1969 in Brazil after being transported by a C130 for the event “Settimana dell’Ala” (week of the wing), while the second one (serial number I-BAGJ) was shown for the first time at Farnborough in 1968. During the visit to Brazil, the aircraft gained a lot of interest, and for this reason, the Brasilian Air Force started to produce it under license under the designation MB326C, and the Argentinian Air Force bought it under the designation MB326 GB. Other countries that used it were Togo and Paraguay, which bought it from Brazil. The two prototypes received new military serial numbers (the I-FAZE became the 54290 and the I-BAGJ became the 54289), and they were put into service with the Italian Air Force. They were assigned to the Reparto Sperimentale for tests and evaluations, but the Italian Air Force selected the E over the G. The two aircraft remained in the Italian air force until they were dismissed; their fate is unknown. The modifications were the installation of the more powerful Rolls-Royce Viper 20 that had a lot more trust (the new engine had 1524 kg of trust while the precedent one, the Viper 11, had 1.134 kg of trust), the possibility to have the biggest amount of payload thanks to the new engine and various structural improvments, the capability to mount a total of 6 pilons with new weapons like 2 pods for the DEFA 30 mm cannon, and a new 300-liter fuel tank (the B was able to carry only 100-liter fuel tank). The avionics were also improved with new systems such as the ILS.

Why it should be in the game: Currently the Italian air TT expecially in the ground attack aircraft line is empty. There is the literal nothing between 8.3 to 11.7 This aircraft like all the other cariantof 326 will help a lot the TT giving very powerfoul CAS for ground RB.

Specifications:

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Length: 10.65 m (34 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 10.85 m (35 ft 7 in) with tip-tanks
Height: 3.72 m (12 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 19.35 m2 (208.3 sq ft)
Airfoil: root: NACA 64A114; type: NACA 64A212[66]
Gross weight: 2,685 kg (5,919 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 4,577 kg (10,091 lb) full internal fuel, wing-tip and underwing tanks
Fuel capacity: internals and tip-tanks: 1,392 L (368 US gal; 306 imp gal); internal fuel, wing-tip and underwing tanks: 2,056 L (543 US gal; 452 imp gal)
Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Siddeley Viper 20 turbojet engine, 15.2 kN (3,410 lbf) thrust
Performance
Maximum speed: 871 km/h (539 mph, 468 kn)
Cruise speed: 797 km/h (495 mph, 430 kn)
Never exceed speed: 871 km/h (541 mph, 470 kn) / M0.82 maximum diving speed
Range: 1,850 km (1,150 mi, 1,000 nmi)
Fuselage and tip-tanks with 113 L (30 US gal; 25 imp gal) reserve
Ferry range: 2,445 km (1,519 mi, 1,320 nmi)
Fuselage, under-wing and tip-tanks with 113 L (30 US gal; 25 imp gal) reserve
Service ceiling: 14.325 m (46.998 ft)
Rate of climb: 30.733 m/s (6,049.8 ft/min) at sea level
Time to altitude: 6,100 m (20,000 ft) in four minutes and ten seconds
12,200 m (40,000 ft) in 13 minutes and five seconds

Armament

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2x 30 mm Cannon Pod
2x 12.7 mm Machinegun pod
6x SUU-11 A/A 7.62 Minigun pod
6x 68 mm Matra roket launchers
6x Matra LR-155 roket launcher
6x Mk-82 bombs
6x SAMP-250 bombs
6x SAMP-250 re-tareded bombs
12x 127 mm HVAR Rokets
6x 127 mm Matra roket launchers
6x SEI low drag bombs
36x BAP-100 bombs
6x Durandal (Blu-107)
24x Zuni mk-32 rokets launcher
2x 300 liters feul tank
6x LR-25 rokets launcher

Source

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Aermacchi MB.326 G dal kit ESCI/Italeri in scala 1/48. - Modeling Time
Aermacchi MB-326 - Wikipedia
https://okb01.eu/negozio/1981-1990/mb-326-311/
Aermacchi MB.326
Aermacchi MB-326 - Wikipedia
Aermacchi MB-326
DOCUMENT PUB RECTO VERSO AERMACCHI MB-326 G VIPER 540 BASIC TRAINER AIRCRAFT | eBay

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This looks like a FABULOUS option for Italian ground attack. +1

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+1 would absolutely love to see MB-326, imo B,G and K variants are mandatory.

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It’s mind blowing we don’t have some form of the 326 already.

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+1 ITS A MUST ! ITALY NEEDS CAS and this is a great option !

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I see Aremacchi, I want

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The South African Air Force used the two seater as a trainer and the single seater as a ground attacker during the South West African border war, could be added under the UK tech tree as the Impala. At one stage it was built under license by the Atlas Aircraft Company same company that built the Cheetah, a variant of the Mirage Kfir.

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Dang, that’s pretty cool, no reason it shouldn’t be in the UK tree, make a suggestion!