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The Aermacchi AL-60 was a light civil utility aircraft of the late 1950s and early 1960s, originally designed by Al Mooney of Lockheed. After the company decided not to build the aircraft in the US, it was manufactured in small quantities in Mexico and a few were assembled in Argentina by Aviones Lockheed-Kaiser Argentina. It was also built in quantity under licence by Aermacchi in Italy and Atlas Aircraft Corporation.
|Larry Grosfield, 07.01.2014|
fidlerrich=hotmail.com, please view the Denel Rooivalk and the Atlas C.4M Kudu.
Perhaps a bit of education is in order?
South Africa has produced their own aircraft designs.
There is NOT ONE original aircraft out of the entire continent of Africa. Amazing.
|paul scott, 19.10.2009|
So is it definitely out of service - I think the Gripens are the only fast/interceptor types for the SADF now.
I AM BUSY DESINING MODEL RC PLANE CHEETA I NEED AERFRAME SPECS OR PLANS IS IT POSIBLE FOR ME TO GET SOME IF POSSIBLE THANKS
There have been many conversions and alterations made to the venerable Mirage III airframe and the Atlas Cheetah is yet another one. The Atlas company from South Africa have upgraded the airframe with a new nose extension housing better avionics and radar equipment, dog tooth leading wing edges and of course the canards on the shoulders of the intakes. The Atlas Cheetah D version is the two seat version (the Cheetah C is the single seat) doubling up as both a two-seat fighter aircraft and trainer.
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