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M-346 Master Advanced Fighter Trainer

Crew

Two (student and instructor)

Maiden Flight

July 2004

Manufacturer

Alenia Aermacchi, Italy

Operators

Italian Air Force, Israeli Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force

Unit Cost

€20m

Wingspan

9.72m (31.89ft)

Length

11.49m (37.71ft)

Height

4.98m (16.33ft)

Wing Area

23.52m² (253.2ft²)

Empty Weight

4,610kg (10,165lb)

Take-Off Weight, Trainer

6,700kg (14,770lb)

Maximum Weapon Load

3,000kg (6,614lb)

Maximum Take-Off Weight, Armed

9,000kg (19,842lb)

Type

2 x F124-GA-200 turbofan engines

Maximum Thrust, s.l.s., ISA to 24.8°C

2 x 2,850kg (6,280lb)

Internal Fuel Capacity

2000kg

Pressure Ratio

19.4

Bypass Ratio

0.47

Specific Fuel Consumption

0.79kg/hr/kg

Air Mass Flow

42.6kg/sec

Max Level Speed (5,000ft)

590kt (1092km/h)

Limit Speed

572keas (knots equivalent air speed) (1,059km/h)

Rate of Climb, S.L.

127m/sec (21,000ft/min)

Stall Speed, Landing With 20% Fuel

90kcas (knots calibrated air speed) (166km/h)

Service Ceiling

13,700m (45,000ft)

Range With Two External Tanks, 10% Reserve

2,590km (1,400nm)

Limiting Load Factor

+8g / -3g

Maximum Sustained Load Factor

5.8g

Maximum Sustained Turn Rate (15,000ft)

14°/sec

Take-Off Ground Run

320m (1,050ft)

Landing Ground Run

470m (1,540ft)

Weapons

MK82 500lb and MK83 1,000lb free fall or retarded bombs<br />Rocket launchers<br />AIM-9 Sidewinder short range air-to-air missiles<br/ >23mm or 30mm gun pods<br />AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missil

Number of Hardpoints

Nine

Rear Fuselage

Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI)

AGM-65 Maverick Air-to-Ground Missiles

Raytheon

Mk16 Ejection Seats

Martin Baker

Flight Control Systems

BAE Systems

Engines

Honeywell / ITEC

Simulation and Instructor Operator Station Subsystems

Selex Galileo
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