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Mako AT/LCA

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posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 02:34 AM
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From EADS

Extensive market analyses show a global requirement of more than 2,500 fourth-generation advanced trainers and light combat aircraft.

EADS Military Aircraft is responding to these demands with a family of single- and twin-seater supersonic, high-performance aircraft known as Mako.


Maco is an advanced trainer that also functions as a Light Combat Aircraft. Most aircraft are going the way of multirole these days aren't they?



From Air Force Technology
The definition phase of the aircraft development program will complete in 2005 and the first flight is scheduled for 2009. A world market for the Mako light combat aircraft is estimated at up to 3000 aircraft over a twenty-year period.


Pictures and a video link in post below.


From 'Flug Revue'

Weapons (Bewaffnung): As a light combat aircraft, Mako could have an internally-mounted 27 mm gun. It features seven external stations (wingtips, fuselage, two under each wing) for a wide variety of weapons, like:
4 x AIM-9, IRIS-T or ASRAAM
4 x AMRAAM, FMRAAM or Mica
12 x Mk.82 bombs
8 x Mk.83 bombs
4 x GBU 16
3 x GBU 24
5 x AGM-65 Maverick
2 x anti-ship missile
4 x rocket pods
1 x recce pod
2 x standoff missiles (Taurus class)
3 x 1250 litre external tanks
2 x 1500 litre external tanks


Specifications
Empty weight AT 5,800 kg LCA 6,200 kg
Fly-away weight (design) AT 8,100 kg LCA 9,400 kg

Max. speed Mach 1.5
g-factor +9/-3 g
Fly-away weight (max.) 13,000 kg
Max. range > 2,000 nm
Max. altitude 55,000 ft
Max. payload 4,500 kg
Max. fuel load 3,300 kg

Air Force Technology

EADS

www.flug-revue.rotor.com...

What do you think of it? Do you think airforces will favour it over the new Hawk 128?

Hawk 128




posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 02:36 AM
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