Ambrosini (Aerfer) Ariete
Back to the Virtual Aircraft Museum
  FIGHTERVirtual Aircraft Museum / Italy / Ambrosini  

Ambrosini (Aerfer) Ariete

Basically similar to the Sagittario II, the Aerfer Ariete (Battering Ram) was built by Industrie Aeronautiche Meridionali (Aerfer), and represented the next step towards the development of the finally abortive Leone (Lion) mixed-power light interceptor fighter, which was being worked upon with the financial support of the US government. The Ariete had a deeper rear fuselage and, in addition to the Derwent 9, had an 821kg thrust Rolls-Royce Soar R.Sr 2 auxiliary turbojet, which improved overall performance. The Ariete prototype (MM 568) flew for the first time on 27 March 1958, but the entire project was later abandoned.

Ambrosini (Aerfer) Ariete

    Loaded weight3535 kg7793 lb
    Empty weight2400 kg5291 lb
    Wingspan7.50 m25 ft 7 in
    Length9.60 m32 ft 6 in
    Wing area14.50 m2156.08 sq ft
    Max. speed1080 km/h671 mph

Ambrosini (Aerfer) ArieteA three-view drawing (1627 x 1117)

Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?

Name    E-mail


All the World's Rotorcraft

Virtual Aircraft Museum

All rhe World's Rotorcraft AVIATION TOP 100 -