JOHAN VISSCHEDIJK COLLECTION
No. 7338. Aermacchi MB-339A (MM54487 c/n 6684) Italian Air Force
                 Aermacchi MB-339X (MM588 c/n 6573) Italian Air Force
Photograph from Aermacchi

Aermacchi MB-339A & MB-339X

01/31/2008. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Two-seat basic and advanced trainer. Based on airframe of MB-326, with strengthened structure of MB-326K and with a complete redesigned forward fuselage. This provided, contrary to the MB-326, vertically staggered seats for pupil and instructor. First flown August 12, 1976, 100 were delivered to Italian Air Force, several were exported.

Shown are the very first prototype and the 35th production aircraft MM54487. While the latter is still active with 3130 Gruppo AA at Cap. Mario Visentine AFB, Udine, Italy, the former crashed at Casale Litta, Varese, on June 15, 1982.

Created January 31, 2008