• Review: IndiaFoxtEcho - MB-339 For MSFS 2020

    MB-339 For MSFS

    Publisher: IndiaFoxtEcho

    Review Author:
    Dale Ashcroft

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    IndiaFoxtEcho MB-339 for MSFS 2020

    Aircraft Description

    The following is a direct quote from Wikipedia:

    The Aermacchi MB-339 is a military jet trainer and light attack aircraft designed and manufactured by Italian aviation company Aermacchi.

    The MB-339 was developed during the 1970s in response to an Italian Air Force requirement that sought a replacement for the service's existing fleet of Aermacchi MB-326. Its design was derived from that of the MB-326, rather than a new design, and thus the two aircraft share considerable similarities in terms of their design. Aermacchi had found that the MB-339 was capable of satisfying all of the specified requirements while being the most affordable option available. The maiden flight of the MB-339 took place on 12 August 1976; the first production aircraft were delivered two years later.

    Roughly half of all MB-339s entered service with the Italian Air Force, while the remainder have been sold to various export customers. As well as being used for training, the type is also flown by the Frecce Tricolori aerobatic display team. The type has been used in combat by both the Eritrean Air Force during the Eritrean-Ethiopian War of 1998-2000 and the Argentine Naval Aviation during the Falklands War of 1982. In both conflicts, the MB-339 was typically flown as an attack aircraft. In Italian service, the aircraft is intended to be replaced by the newer Aermacchi M-345.

    IndiaFoxtEcho MB-339 for MSFS 2020

    Specifications (MB-339A)

    • Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Viper Mk. 632 turbojet engine
    • Span: 10.86 m (35 ft 8 in)
    • Maximum Weight: 5,897 kg (13,001 lb) (with external stores)
    • Capacity: 2 pilots
    • Maximum Speed: 898 km/h (558 mph, 485 kn) at sea level
    • Maximum Range: 1,760 km (1,090 mi, 950 nmi) (internal fuel)

    Cost and Installation

    Downloading the product from store.flightsim.com was easy and straightforward with just a couple of clicks with a mouse. Installing was even easier, simply "drag and drop" the aircraft into the community folder. I was surprised that there wasn't an .exe file to run for the installation, but even so it was really easy.

    At the time of this review the MB-339 was priced at a $23.43 from store.flightsim.com.

    IndiaFoxtEcho MB-339 for MSFS 2020

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