JOHAN VISSCHEDIJK COLLECTION
No. 10304. Embraer EMB-326GB AT-26 Xavante (4563 c/n 76102345) Brazilian AF
Photograph from Embraer

Embraer EMB-326GB AT-26 Xavante

12/31/2010. Under an agreement signed in May 1970, Embraer assembled under license the Aermacchi M.B.326GB jet trainer/ground attack aircraft for the Brazilian AF, by whom the type was known as the AT-26 Xavante, the name of a Brazilian Indian tribe. The first Brazilian-assembled Xavante made its first flight on September 3, 1971, and the first two of 166 aircraft were handed over to the Brazilian Air Force a few days later. The Togolese AF received six aircraft and the Paraguayan AF ten, and eleven ex-Brazilian AF AT-26s were delivered to the Argentine Navy in 1983.

Created December 31, 2010