Aermacchi MB-339 Model
The Aermacchi MB-339 is an Italian military jet trainer and light attack aircraft that was designed and manufactured by the aviation company Aermacchi in the 1970s. It was created in response to an Italian Air Force request for a replacement for their existing fleet of Aermacchi MB-326s. The MB-339 was derived from the design of the MB-326, resulting in the two aircraft having many similarities in their design. Aermacchi found that the MB-339 met all the required specifications and was the most cost-effective option. The first test flight of the MB-339 took place on August 12, 1976, with the first production aircraft being delivered two years later.
Around half of all MB-339s were used by the Italian Air Force, while the rest were sold to various international customers. In addition to being used for training, the aircraft is also flown by the Frecce Tricolori aerobatic display team. The MB-339 has seen combat use by the Eritrean Air Force during the Eritrean–Ethiopian War and by the Argentine Naval Aviation during the Falklands War, where it was used as an attack aircraft. In Italian service, the aircraft is expected to be replaced by the newer Aermacchi M-345.
Aermacchi MB-339 Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale (PAN) Frecce Tricolori
Aermacchi MB-339 Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale (PAN) Frecce Tricolori Fly with the Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale (PAN) Frecce Tricolori in this hand crafted Aermacchi MB-339 Model. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece that will … Read More