AMX International, AMX

AMX International AMX: 


Alenia Aermacchi MMX Italian Air Force at Le Bourget Air salon 2007. (c) 2007 ZAPP

Alenia Aermacchi MMX Italian Air Force at Le Bourget Air salon 2007. (c) 2007 ZAPP




AMX-T MM55048 from 32º St/101º Gr Italian Air Force in Centaurus colors at the Koksijde Air Show  Belgium 6 July 2003.

The AMX, a joint program undertaken by Alenia, Aermacchi and Embraer, is a surface attack aircraft for battlefield interdiction, close air support and reconnaissance missions. The AMX is capable of operating at high subsonic speed and low altitude, by day or night, and if necessary, from bases with poorly equipped or damaged runways.

Alenia is the program leader, with 46.7 per cent of the share, and responsible for fuselage centre section, radome, fin, rudder, elevators, spoilers and flaps. Aermacchi has 23.6 of the program, and builds the forward fuselage, canopy and tail cone, and integrates the gun and avionics. Embraer accounts for the remaining 29.7 per cent, and constructs air intakes, wing, slats, pylons, external fuel tanks and reconnaissance pallets. 

The AMX-T is a twin seat, high performance transonic turbofan jet, specifically developed for Advanced and Fighter Lead-In Training.


Developing Nation:

Brazil and Italy



First Flight:

Italy (MMX594) 15th May 1984

Brazil (YA-1-4200) 16th October 1985

First Delivery:

Italy April 1989                           Brazil 17 October 1989


AMX 1, AMX-T 2

Ejection seat:

Martin-Baker Mk 10L zero-zero

Wing Span:

8,87 m with missile 10,00 m

Wing Area:

21,00 m²


13,58 m


4,58 m

Engine (s):

One Fiat/Piaggio/Alfa Romeo Avio/CELMA built  Rolls-Royce Spey RB.168 Mk 807 rated at 11.030 lb st (49.6kN) dry


without fuel: 6.700 Kg.

Internal fuel: 2.790 Kg.

External fuel: 1.732 Kg.

Max. payload: 3.800 Kg.

Max.Take off weight:

Max. take off: 13.000 Kg.

Max. Speed:

914 km/h at 10.975 m.

Max. Range:

3.336 Km.


FIAR Pointer range-only radar


20-mm six barreled M61A1 Vulcan cannon with 350 rounds in Italian, and two 30-mm cannon in the Brazilian.

AIM-9 Sidewinder for Italy or MAA-1 Piranha for Brazil.

free-fall bombs.

cluster munitions.

unguided rockets.


Oude Delft Orpheus IR linescanpod for recce.



AMX operators:

 Italy        187

 Brazil       56


 Research: M. van Leeuwen