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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1977
Total Production: 220
Also Known As: MB-339AM, MB-339C, MB-339CD, MB-339CM and MB-339FD
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Alenia Aermacchi
Parent System: MB339
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1977
Total Production: 220
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Description: Aermacchi MB-339 is a single-engine, subsonic, two-seat trainer jet derived from MB-326 trainer. The Italian Air Force purchased MB-339 to replace its fleet of MB-326 aircraft beginning in the late 1970s. Many international customers also purchased this aircraft. MB-339 is powered by a Rolls Royce Viper turbojet rated between 4,000 to 4,400 pounds of thrust.

Despite advanced training for fighter aircraft crews is MB-339's primary role can assume light attack role armed with bombs and missiles. Several variants were developed featuring different avionics and Viper engine models. Currently, the Italian Air Force plans focus on the M-346 advanced trainer as the replacement for the MB-339 aircraft.

In July 2006, Alenia Aermacchi and the Nigerian Ministry of Defense signed a maintenance and avionics upgrade contract on behalf of 12 MB-339A aircraft. The contract was valued at $84 million and will see the Nigerian airplanes upgraded in two six-aircraft batches.

MB-339A Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Height: 3.90 meter (12.8 foot)
Length: 11.2 meter (36.7 foot)
Wingspan: 11.2 meter (36.7 foot)
Ceiling: 14,000 meter (45,932 foot)
Max Range: 2,000 kilometer (1,080 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 266 mps (958 kph)
Empty Weight: 3,300 kilogram (7,275 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 4,400 pound (1,996 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 6,350 kilogram (13,999 pound)
Payload: 2,000 kilogram (4,409 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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MB-339A News

There are 5 news between
12 Jul 2006 and 27 Jul 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010United Arab Emirates National Aerobatic Team Orders 10 MB-339A Aircraft
Wednesday, November 26, 2008First MB-339CM Trainer for Malaysian Air Force Takes to the Air
Monday, January 28, 2008M-346 Advanced Trainer Successfully Performs First Air-to-Air Refueling
Wednesday, November 22, 2006Malaysia Orders 8 MB-339CM to Provide Training for Su-30MKM's Crews
Wednesday, July 12, 2006Alenia Signs MB339 Maintenance Contract with Nigeria

Operators & Related Equipment

Royal Malaysian Air Force operates eight MB-339CM providing training for Su-30MKM crews.
New Zealand?
New Zealand had 17 MB-339 trainers
United Arab Emirates?
Ten MB-339A aircraft operated by the National Aerobatic Team

Grand Total ?9
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