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I've been shown this following plane and I can't ID it. Anyone here recognize it?
 

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EADS Mako trainer concept. Semi-stealthy, Eurojet engines, glass cockpit. Only exists (existed?) as a mockup, I think it's now a dead project.
 

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SOC said:
I think it's now a dead project.
Not exactly, but not far:

EADS Mako. Currently in the definition stage, the Mako is envisioned as a family of single- and two-seat, supersonic advanced trainer and light combat aircraft. There has been little movement by EADS regarding future development. (...). The Mako program began in 1989 (as the AT-2000 program) as a collaboration between Dornier (since merged into EADS) and Aermacchi, which left the program in 1994. Several companies have signed memoranda of understanding regarding potential participation in the Mako effort.

From Aviationweek & Space Technology. October 12,2009
 

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Hi,


here is the EADS Mako two and single seat concepts.
 

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It is dead; probably best located in the post-war projects sub-forum.
 

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Hidden behind the main halls at the Farnborough Air Show on 25 July 2002 was this mock-up of the EADS Mako two-seater.
 

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DASA Mako stealth attack/trainer.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19961104/16/2
 

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I always thought the Mako’s design was very attractive.
Given the relatively low sales number for it’s contemporary rivals that actually made it to hardware (T-50, Aermachi M-346) then can’t really say a great opportunity was missed.
 

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if Mako were developed from trainer to light fighter with limited low observable characteristics, it could be threat for F-35 as its cheaper version.
(definitely no low rcs for trainer version)

the poor's lightning...
 

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if Mako were developed from trainer to light fighter with limited low observable characteristics, it could be threat for F-35 as its cheaper version.
(definitely no low rcs for trainer version)

the poor's lightning...

More likely a competitor to the T-50/F-50 family and even the Saab Gripen than the F-35.
 

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From L+K.
 

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