M-346 Master

Technical Specifications
Name : M-346 Master
Family : Advanced trainer (mock-up)
Manufacturer : Alenia Aermacchi
Nation : Italy
Production Year : 2004
Dimensions
Length : 11,49 m
Span : 9,72 m
Height : 4,91 m
Wing Area : 23,52 m²
Weights
Empty : Not available kg
Maximum Take-off :  (clean configuration) 7340 kg
Engines
2 Honeywell F124-GA-200 2.850 kg thrust each
Performances
Maximum Speed : 1090 km/h
Range : 1950 km
History

The Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master is an advanced trainer to prepare pilots destined to the latest fighters. On 18 December 2008 it reached Mach 1.17, becoming the fastest Italian-designed aircraft of all time.
The Master is the final result of an in-depth analysis of the new training re- quirements created by new combat aircraft in terms of maneuverability, thrust, human/machine interface and avionics. It is equipped with fly-by- wire digital flight controls. Among its innovations is the incorporation of operating cost as a design parameter, driving the reduction of the parts count, the increase in reliability and the simplifying of maintenance. The first prototype flew from Venegono on 15 July 2004, piloted by Olinto Cec- conello. The first production standard aircraft flew on 28 June 2008. Alenia Aermacchi – as the historic firm, acquired by Finmeccanica in 2003, became in 2006 – estimates a potential market for 2,000 advanced trainers over the next 20 years. The launch customer is Italy, which ordered it in 2009 for the new Integrated Training System to be established by the Ital- ian Air Force at the 61st Wing. The Master has also been selected by the United Arab Emirates, which requires 48 aircraft, in part in the light combat variant. It is also the candidate for the Eurotrainer program, the joint inte- grated training initiative joined by nine European countries.
The aircraft on display is the full-size mockup and is painted in the blue color scheme of the first prototype. True to the original in every detail, it was exhibited by Alenia Aermacchi from 2001 at the main international aerospace shows and events. It was loaned to the Museum in 2010.

Thanks to: Alenia Aermacchi.

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