FAdeA Argentina

FMA IA-63 Pampa
advanced jet trainer

FMA IA-63 Pampa
advanced jet trainer

Argentina Aircraft

FAdeA Argentina

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The IA-63 Pampa is an advanced jet trainer with combat capability, produced in Argentina by Fabrica Militar de Aviones (FMA) with assistance from Dornier of Germany.

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Although influenced by the Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet design, the Pampa differs in being a smaller aircraft, it is also single-engined and has straight supercritical wings rather than the swept ones of the Alpha Jet. It is constructed mainly of aluminium alloy, with carbon-fibre used for components such as the air intakes. The crew of two sit in tandem under a single-piece clamshell canopy.[2] The avionics systems are also simpler than the Franco-German aircraft, which has an important secondary combat role. The Pampa prototype first flew on 6 October 1984

Design

Preliminary design studies for a replacement for the Morane-Saulnier MS-760 of the Argentine Air Force started at the Fábrica Militar de Aviones (FMA) in 1978, with these studies resulting in selection of a proposal powered by a single Garrett TFE731 turbofan with high, unswept wings. At the same time the FMA signed a partnership agreement with Dornier to develop the new aircraft

RoleTrainer aircraft
National originArgentina
ManufacturerFAdeA
First flight6 October 1984
IntroductionApril 1988
StatusIn service
Primary userArgentine Air Force
Produced1984-present
Number built32[citation needed]

 

Deployment

A-63
Production of the initial series has been delayed and hampered by the state of the Argentinian economy, and as a result only 18 production aircraft have been built in the first batch (1988–90) and six in the second batch (2006–07) for the Argentine Air Force.
Vought Pampa 2000
In the 1990s, LTV/Vought selected the IA 63 as the basis for the Pampa 2000, which Vought entered into the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System competition for the United States Air Force.[6] 
AT-63 Pampa “Phase 2”
With the acquisition of FMA by Lockheed Martin in 1995,[8] the Pampa was upgraded with a new engine and a more advanced avionics package compatible with the A-4AR and weapons system. 
IA-63 Pampa GT “Phase 3”
A third batch of forty new units of the redesigned Pampa was announced by FAdeA on 10 October 2013.[9]
LMAASA IA 63 Pampa NG
Lockheed Martin collaboration to produce updated Pampas.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 10.93 m (35 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.69 m (31 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 4.29 m (14 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 15.63 m2 (168.2 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: Dornier DoA-7
  • Empty weight: 2,821 kg (6,219 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,500 kg (7,716 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 5,000 kg (11,023 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Honeywell TFE731-2-2N turbofan engine, 15.57 kN (3,500 lbf) thrust

Performance

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 819 km/h (509 mph, 442 kn) at 7,000 m (23,000 ft)
  • Cruise speed: 747 km/h (464 mph, 403 kn) at 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
  • Never exceed speed: M0.81 at 9,500 m (31,200 ft)
  • Range: 1,500 km (930 mi, 810 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 12,900 m (42,300 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 30.2 m/s (5,940 ft/min)

Related

  • Armament

    Guns: 1× 30 mm (1.18 in) Defa-Giat 554 with 145 rounds of ammo.Hardpoints: 5 with a capacity of
    • 400 kg (880 lb) on inboard underwing pylons
    • 250 kg (550 lb) on fuselage centerline and outer wing pylons,

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The IA-63 Pampa is an advanced jet trainer with combat capability, produced in Argentina by Fabrica Militar de Aviones (FMA) with assistance from Dornier of Germany.