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 m²220 ft²
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