Aermacchi M.B.326

Trainer / Light Combat Aircraft

Atlas MB-326M Impala 1 © Jaco du Plessis
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The Aermacchi M.B.326 is a single-engine two-seat jet trainer and light attack aircraft produced by the Italian manufacturer Aermacchi, today Alenia Aermacchi S.p.a.. The light attack variants were also built in single-seat configuration.
The M.B.326 was also license-built by Atlas Aircraft Corporation in South Africa (Variants M.B.326M Impala I and M.B.326K Impala II). Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation of Australia built 85 M.B.326H under the designation CA-30 for the Royal Australian Air Force and Navy.
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Viper Mk 11
Engine Power15,2 kN3417 lbf
Speed806 km/h435 kts
  501 mph
Service Ceiling14.300 m46.916 ft
Range1.822 km984 NM
1.132 mi.
Empty Weight2.237 kg4.932 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.536 kg10.000 lbs
Wing Span10,56 m34,6 ft
Wing Area20,4 m220 ft
Length10,65 m34,9 ft
Height3,72 m12,2 ft
First Flight10.12.1957
Production Statusout of production
Total Production761
ICAO CodeM326
Data for (Version)Aermacchi M.B.326B
VariantsEMB-326 Xavante