Aermacchi M-290 RediGO

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M-290 RediGO
Redigo 01.jpg
Role Trainer / Light Attack
Manufacturer Aermacchi
First flight February 12, 1985
Introduction March 7, 1985
Status Operational
Primary users Finnish Air Force
Eritrean Air Force
Mexican Navy
Produced 1985 -
Developed from Valmet L-70 Vinka
Variants Valmet L-80 Turbo-Vinka

The Aermacchi M-290 TP RediGO is a turboprop-powered military basic trainer aircraft. It was originally manufactured by Valmet of Finland as the L-90 TP Redigo, a development of their earlier training aircraft for the Finnish Air Force.

The prototype, a modified L-80 first flew on February 12, 1985. Aermacchi purchased the manufacturing rights in 1996.

The aircraft is of conventional configuration, with retractable tricycle gear and a low wing. The student and instructor sit side-by-side. As is typical with many military trainers, it can also carry light armament for weapons training, or potentially, for use in a close-support role.


Eritrean Air Force 14 in service
Finnish Air Force, the whole fleet retired [1]
Mexican Navy 7 in service

Specifications (M-290 TP)[edit]

Redigo cockpit

Data from Brassey's World Aircraft and Systems Directory 1999/2000. [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, student and instructor
  • Capacity: Can accommodate additional two passengers or stretcher with patient
  • Length: 8.53 m (28 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.60 m (39 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 14.8 m² (159 ft²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 63-218 mod at root, 63-412 mod at tip
  • Empty weight: 970 kg (2,138 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,900 kg (4,190 lb) (with external stores)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison 250-B17F turboprop, 336 kW (450 hp)


Six hardpoints for a maximum of 800 kg (1760 lb) of weapons

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists


  • Taylor, Michael, J.H. (ed.). Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory: 1999/2000 Edition. London: Brassey's. 1999. ISBN 1-85753-245-7.