FMA AeMB.2

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AeMB.1 and AeMB.2 Bombi
FMA Aé.M.B.2 - two inflight.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer FMA
First flight 9 October 1935
Introduction 1936
Retired 1945
Primary user Argentine Air Force
Number built 16

The FMA AeMB.2 Bombi was a bomber aircraft developed in Argentina in the mid-1930s. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional configuration. It was fitted with fixed tailwheel undercarriage, the main units of which were covered by long, "trouser"-style fairings. The initial AeMB.1 configuration was fitted with a dorsal machine gun turret, later removed from the AeMB.2 to improve stability. Fifteen production examples saw service with the Argentine Air Force between 1936 and 1945. Two were lost to air accidents.

Specifications (AeMB.2)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Three
  • Length: 10.90 m (35 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.20 m (56 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 2.80 m (9 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 25.0 m2 (269 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 2,120 kg (4,670 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,500 kg (7,710 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1820-F3, 533 kW (715 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 285 km/h (177 mph)
  • Range: 600 km (370 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 5.5 m/s (1,100 ft/min)

Armament

  • 1 fixed forward-firing 11.25 mm Madsen gun in forward fuselage
  • 1 trainable, rearward-firing 0.45 machine gun in ventral position
  • 400 kg (880 lb) of bombs

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 393. ISBN 0-7106-0710-5.
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 894 Sheet 27.
  • Rivas, Santiago; Juan C. Cicalesi (March–April 2003). "El Bombardero Argentino". Aeroespacio (in Spanish) (552). Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-03-21.