SIAI-Marchetti S.211

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The SIAI-Marchetti S.211 (later Aermacchi S-211) is a turbofan-powered military trainer aircraft designed and originally marketed by Italian aerospace firm SIAI-Marchetti. Some sixty aircraft have been sold to air forces around the world. Aermacchi bought the production rights in 1997. The redesigned M-311 (now M-345) is currently under development by Alenia Aermacchi.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • S.211: Original production version with total of approximately sixty built and was operated by the air forces of Haiti, Philippines and Singapore.
  • S.211A: Proposed version developed with input from Grumman for the JPATS (two prototypes, converted from two former Haitian S-211 aircraft).
  • AS.211: Served as trainers with secondary combat capability with the Philippine Air Force and were nicknamed as "Warriors". Starting in 2005, these aircraft were upgraded by fitting the Norsight Optical Sight and AN/ARC-34s from retired F-5s. It is also equipped with a .50 caliber belly gun pod made by Aerotech.
  • M-311: Modernized and uprated version announced by Aermacchi in 2004 (two prototypes built).

Users[edit | edit source]

  • Australia
    • IAP Group Australia
  • Haiti
    • Haitian Air Force
  • Philippines
    • Philippine Air Force
  • Singapore
    • Republic of Singapore Air Force
  • United States
    • Aviation Performance Solutions

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