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Pages: 27. Chapters: AEA aircraft, CAC aircraft, De Havilland
Australia aircraft, GAF aircraft, Gippsland aircraft, Aermacchi
MB-326, CAC Boomerang, De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover, CAC
Wirraway, Gippsland GA8, GAF Nomad, GAF Jindivik, CAC Sabre, CAC
Wackett, Gippsland GA200, CAC CA-15, CAC Ceres, CAC Woomera, AAC
Wamira, CAC Winjeel, Eagle Aircraft 150B, AEA Explorer, AEA
Maverick. Excerpt: The Aermacchi or Macchi MB-326 is a light
military jet aircraft designed in Italy. Originally conceived as a
two-seat trainer, there have also been single and two-seat light
attack versions produced. It is one of the most commercially
successful aircraft of its type, being bought by more than 10
countries and produced under licence in Australia, Brazil and South
Africa. It set many category records, including an altitude record
of 56,807 ft (17,315 m) on 18 March 1966. More than 600 were built.
RAAF Macchi MB-326 A7-041In the 1950s, before the advent of the
turboprop, many countries operated small jet trainers with a
similar performance to their full-blown aircraft. Some nations
started to develop aircraft like the Fouga Magister, the T-37, the
Jet Provost, and the Aero L-29. Italy, still recovering from the
war years, could not afford the development of a supersonic
interceptor or bomber, and developed light fighters and trainers -
a lower-cost solution. The MB-326 was designed by Ermanno Bazzocchi
at Macchi. Bazzocchi considered many configurations, the one chosen
was a single-engined design. The airframe was a robust and light
structure, metallic, simple and cheap; powered by an efficient
engine, the Armstrong Siddeley Viper. This engine was designed as a
short-life unit originally destined for target drones, but showed
itself to be far more reliable. This airframe and engine
combination led, in 1953, to the MB-326 project. The Italian Air
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