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.
|Countries of Origin
|Alenia, Aermacchi and Embraer
|29 ft (8.84 m)
|44 ft, 6 in (13.58 m)
|Wing sweep (at 25% MAC)
|Rolls Royce Spey MK 807 turbofan
|1150nm [480 nm Combat radius]
|500 L drop tank with 399kg of fuel for 75nm range
1000 L drop tank with 799kg of fuel for 149nm range
|Operating empty weight
|Max take-off weight
|Max external load
|FIAR Pointer range-only radar, RWR, Balistic Bombsight