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Aermacchi 339 (officially Aermacchi MB 339) aircraft are used as advanced training and light attack aircraft in a number of air forces throughout the world. They are perhaps best recognized as the official aircraft of the Italian Frecce Tricolori aerobatic demonstration team.
Pilots praise the excellent maneuverability of the advanced trainer. It is especially capable at low flying speeds and retains its handling characteristics at speeds as low as 110 mph.
The Aermacchi 339 can also be employed in the role of a light attack aircraft. It is equipped with three hard points under each wing and can carry up to 4,000 lbs. or ordnance. This includes a cannon pod, conventional and guided bombs, plus air to air, and air to ground missiles.
Although first deployed in 1979, the aircraft has received continuous updates. Today's Aermacchi 339 is equipped with the latest head up and multi function displays.
Air forces of nine countries around the world currently use the Aermacchi 339 as their light attack and advanced training aircraft.
A total of 230 Aermacchi 339 aircraft of all types have been manufactured to date.
RC Aermacchi 339
The RC Aermacchi 339 ARF from Skymaster Jets has a wingspan of 94 1/2 in. and a length of 95 1/4 in. Recommended power can come from 27 to 35 lbf. thrust turbine engines. Construction is all glass. Included are flaps and retracts. Weight is about 36 1/2 lbs.
Dragon RC has the RC Aermacchi 339 as PNP. Its wingspan is 69 in. and length is 73 in. Construction is all composite. Included is a smoke system, lighting, retracts and flaps. You will need a jet turbine engine that produces from 13 to 26 lbs. of thrust. No weight is shown.
JBM Jets also has the RC Aermacchi 339 as PNP. Its wingspan is 71 in. with a length of 73 in. Included with the all composite construction model are nav. lights, retracts, wheel brakes, and a smoke system. There is no mention of flaps. For power, jet turbine engines producing from 17 1/2 to 26 1/2 lbf. of thrust are recommended. Dry weight is around 19 lbs.
Fun Fly Hobby has the RC Aermacchi 339 ARF with a wingspan of 54 in. and a length of 57 in.. Included is a 90 mm EDF unit that needs an 850 W motor to power it. Weight is around 5 lbs.
AeroFred has free plans for the Aermacchi 339 with wingspans from 30 to 40 in. for electric power.
The RC Aermacchi 339 ARF from BZ-Modellbau has a wingspan of 55 in. and a length of 57 in. The fuselage is of fiberglass construction and the wings are balsa sheeting over foam. Recommended power is a 90 mm EDF unit. All up weight is about 8 lbs.