Wow, that would really be something if the ACL project actually progresses. Update the design a bit to make it more stealthy but it would be a good project to replace the current A-4's and possibly the Mirages.Panzerknacker said:The IA-63 avanzado was more like it, still is proposed as the argentine future combat aircraft, I be seen also that project designated as ACL ( avion de combate liviano, Light combat aircraft) .There are a lot of plans right now in the FMA, the sure thing is the fabrication of more AT-63 trainer/light attacks an the modernization of the IA-58Ds since the budget has been already aproved. But could be some space for the ACL, we will have to wait and see .
Dronte said:It is a shame that the Argentinean of the forum does not contribute anything, so...
Horten's first fighter proposal to Argentinian Air Force:
Source: http://www.janes.com/article/56248/fadea-tests-first-ia-58h-pucara-with-new-enginesFAdeA tests first IA-58H Pucara with new engines
The first FAdeA IA-58H Pucara light strike aircraft equipped with new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6A-62 engines, after several delays, took its maiden flight on 24 November.
The aircraft selected (tail number AX-561) in June received a re-modelled set of wings from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to accommodate the replacement engines, and then went through several ground tests in preparation for the flight.
FAdeA initiated the Pucara's engine upgrade process in 2011, selecting the ubiquitous PT-6A-62 to replace the discontinued Turbomeca Astazou XVIG, which was proving difficult to maintain.
The project plans to upgrade as many as 20 frames from Argentine Air Force stocks, but currently only one set of re-modeled wings has been received from IAI and it is unclear if more will be forthcoming in the near term.