Aermacchi AM.3

Observation / Utility Aircraft

Aermacchi AM-3C © Alex G
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The Aermacchi AM.3 is a single-engine two-seat light STOL utility aircraft produced by the Italian manufacturer Aermacchi, developed together with Aerfer.
The AM.3 was operational with the South African Air Force from 1973 unitl 1992 as the AM.3CM Bosbok (40 aircraft).
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelPiaggio / Lycoming GSO-480-B1B6
Engine Power254 kW341 hp
Speed278 km/h150 kts
  173 mph
Service Ceiling8.413 m27.600 ft
Range991 km535 NM
616 mi.
Empty Weight1.080 kg2.381 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.700 kg3.748 lbs
Wing Span12,64 m41 ft 6 in
Wing Area20,3 m219 ft
Length8,73 m28 ft 8 in
Height2,72 m8 ft 11 in
First Flight12.05.1967
Production Statusout of production
Total Production46
Data for (Version)Aermacchi AM.3C