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M-346 Master Advanced Fighter Trainer

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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
Rocket launchers
AIM-9 Sidewinder short range air-to-air missiles
23mm or 30mm gun pods
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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