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Aeritalia AIT A460 twin turboprops amphibian

"... powered by 2,000 shp Pratt & Whitney PW120 engines, the A460 could carry up to 46 passengers, but is being studied primarily in the roles of water bomber, overwater patrol and anti-smuggling duties." (from AIR International February 1986 page 56)

What means "il A Flint 7 Dec 85" at http://www.aeroknow.com/ADI/ADImisc/ITALY1-ADI.htm ? Illustration in FLIGHT International from 7 December 1985 ? Such an illustration would be interesting ...
 

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"MB-325" seems to be a common typo when referring to the MB-326K Impala built under licence by Atlas in South Africa.
 

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Thank you my dears boxkite and Apophenia.
 

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I confirm, MB-325 was a very different beast
 

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Skybolt said:
I confirm, MB-325 was a very different beast

Interesting. So the name Impala was applied to two different Aermacchi designs?
 

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An colour drawing showing the Aeritalia AIT 460 twin turboprops amphibian.


Weight: 20,000 kg
Length: ~25m
Passengers: 46
Aeritalia was interesting in a partnership with companies in Germany, France, Spain and Indonesia. Dornier was interested.
Source: Interavia Germany, April 1986 and January 1987, page 61


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boxkite said:
What means "il A Flint 7 Dec 85" at http://www.aeroknow.com/ADI/ADImisc/ITALY1-ADI.htm ? Illustration in FLIGHT International from 7 December 1985 ? Such an illustration would be interesting ...
Source: Flight International, 07th December1985, page2
Later on, Aeritalia and Dornier co-operated to designed the AAA (Advanced Amphibious Aircraft).
Link: Secret Projects Forum » Secret Projects » Postwar Aircraft Projects » Dornier/Aeritalia AAA
 

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