FMA IA 62

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IA.62
Role Trainer
Manufacturer FMA
Status Cancelled project

The FMA IA.62 was a military trainer aircraft under development in Argentina in the late 1970s.

Development[edit]

It was developed by the Fabrica Militar de Aviones (FMA) in response to an Argentine Air Force request for a replacement for its Beech B-45 "Mentor" trainers then in service. The new aircraft was to combine its main role as a primary trainer with secondary roles as a reconnaissance and light attack aircraft.

The resulting design was for a low-wing cantilever monoplane with retractable tricycle undercarriage. The pilot and instructor were to sit in tandem under a long bubble canopy, and the Turbomeca Astazou turboprop was selected as a powerplant.

A scale model was displayed at the 1978 Paris Air Show, but the project was cancelled shortly afterwards.


Specifications (as designed)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 11.30 m (37 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.53 m (34 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 3.45 m (11 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 19.4 m2 (209 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,460 kg (3,220 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,528 kg (5,573 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Astazou XIV F, 405 kW (543 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 412 km/h (256 mph)
  • Range: 1,080 km (670 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,750 m (22,150 ft)

Armament

  • 2 × fixed, forward-firing 7.62 mm machine guns in wings
  • disposable stores on two underwing hardpoints

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