Aermacchi MB-326C jet trainer project......

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Dear Boys and Girls, here is an article in French about the Aermacchi MB-326C jet trainer "project" which would have featured the nose-cone, radar and systems/equipment of the F-104G Starfighter......

The article comes from the 3rd November 1961 issue of Les Ailes......

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Interesting find – thanks for posting. Will be interesting to see someone model this one and then be able to proove it was a real proposal.
 

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From a picture seen in the AerMacchi engineering office some 40 years ago, I'd say they at least mocked up this on a standard MB.326 trainer.


If memory serves me correctly, the Candair CL-41R was produced to this same, or a similar, requirement.
 

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elmayerle said:
From a picture seen in the AerMacchi engineering office some 40 years ago, I'd say they at least mocked up this on a standard MB.326 trainer.


If memory serves me correctly, the Candair CL-41R was produced to this same, or a similar, requirement.

This is the only picture I have.
Not sure of its providence, nor it's reality.
Georgio Apostolo in his book "Aermacchi MB-326" says only that the MB-326C reached the mockup stage, due to the availability of the TF-104G.
This could of course mean a flying mockup without the avionics.
 

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In addition, and I'm not sure that this is the thread for this, but I have been trying to find out more about the South African Atlas Aviation project that modified the Atlas Impala (MB-326) wing.

I've seen this called the ERW (Extended Range Wing), amongst other things.

If anybody knows anything further, I would appreciate the info.
 
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