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AMX
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Description

The AMX International AMX, known in Italian service as A-11 Ghibli, is a joint venture between Alenia and Aermacchi of Italy, and EMBRAER of Brazil. Italy initiated a requirement for a new aircraft to replace the Fiat G.91 Y's that were in service, while Brazil joined the venture primarily to replace an Italian aircraft in their service, the Aermacchi MB-326. After several prototypes, the AMX was adopted into service by the air forces of both Italy and Brazil. Initially, the primary variant in service was the A-11A, with the AMX-T serving as the dual-seater trainer variant. The AMX served for many decades and demonstrated its worth in multiple deployments. The variant featured in the game is the A-11B / AMX ACOL. The AMX ACOL was a further upgrade which outfitted 55 AMX-11A aircraft with new avionics. These enhancements included the addition of an INS/GPS navigation system, new communication systems, IFF, and new HUD displays. The most significant addition to the upgrade was the capability to deploy smart munitions, such as JDAM bombs, which later played an essential role in its deployment in Afghanistan.

It was introduced in Update "Air Superiority". As a subsonic strike aircraft, it will fly similarly to other planes in its role, such as the A-10, Su-25, Harrier, and, most notably, the A-6E TRAM. While it is capable of carrying up to two AIM-9Ls and comes equipped with internal countermeasures, it can also be used, though not intended, in an air-to-air role. This is preferably done when the pylons aren't loaded with ordnance, as it significantly affects the plane's performance. When utilized for its intended role, the AMX can carry up to six GBU Paveway II guided bombs or eight "dumb" unguided bombs. These capabilities can be devastating for enemy ground forces while showcasing the AMX's value as a formidable Close Air Support plane for allied forces.

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 0 m1 152 km/h
Turn time31 s
Max altitude12 500 m
EngineRolls-Royce Spey 807
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight13 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,140 1,132 12500 31.7 32.9 76.2 67.5 1,000
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,180 447 850 793 500 ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 650 < 650 < 650 -

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls-Royce Spey 807 1 6,807 kg 417 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight
Weight (each) Type 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 34m fuel
1,856 kg Low-bypass turbofan 7,644 kg 8,447 kg 9,269 kg 9,597 kg 13,550 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 34m fuel MGW
Stationary 4,719 kgf - 0.62 0.56 0.51 0.49 0.35
Optimal 5,120 kgf
(1,000 - 1,180 km/h)
- 0.67 0.61 0.55 0.53 0.38

Survivability and armour

Flares/Chaff
Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear447 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 796 → 4 577 Sl icon.png
RB7 733 → 12 658 Sl icon.png
SB8 856 → 14 497 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications263 800 Rp icon.png
411 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 900 Ge icon.png
Crew training240 000 Sl icon.png
Experts830 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 320 / 600 % Sl icon.png
238 / 238 / 238 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Compressor
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New boosters
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Cost:
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Wings repair
Research:
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Cost:
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430 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
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670 Ge icon.png
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Fuselage repair
Research:
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Cost:
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Airframe
Research:
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Cost:
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Cover
Research:
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Cost:
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Flares/Chaff
Research:
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Cost:
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M60_belt_pack
Research:
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BLU-1
Research:
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Cost:
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CLDP
Research:
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Cost:
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G-suit
Research:
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Cost:
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Mk82
Research:
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Cost:
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GBU-12
Research:
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Cost:
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NVD
Research:
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Cost:
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M60_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
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Mk83
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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GBU-16
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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EFS
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
26 000 Sl icon.png
670 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
ARF/8M3
Research:
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Cost:
26 000 Sl icon.png
670 Ge icon.png
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Mk84
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
26 000 Sl icon.png
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GBU-24
Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs) Lead indicator
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Offensive armament

Main article: M61A1 (20 mm)

The AMX is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm M61A1 cannon, chin-mounted (400 rpg)
  • 120 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

The AMX can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Hardpoints AMX.png
277 kg GBU-12 Paveway II bombs 1* 1, 2 * 1, 2 * 1*
500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs 1 1, 2 1, 2 1, 2 1
500 lb Mk 82 Snakeye bombs 1 1, 2 1, 2 1, 2 1
1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs 1 1 1, 2 1 1
1,092 lb GBU-16 Paveway II bombs 1* 1* 1* 1*
2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs 1 1 1
2,000 lb GBU-24 Paveway III bombs 1* 1*
BLU-1 incendiary bombs 1 1 1 1 1
ARF/8M3(AP-AT) rockets 25 25, 50 25, 50 25
AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles 1 1
CLDP targeting pod 1*
580 l drop tanks 1 1
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 1,500 kg
* CLDP pod must be equipped when equipping guided bombs
Default weapon presets
  • 2 x 580 l drop tanks
  • 2 x AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles
  • 150 x ARF/8M3(AP-AT) rockets
  • 5 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (2,500 lb total)
  • 8 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 500 lb Mk 82 Snakeye bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 6 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (6,000 lb total)
  • 3 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs (6,000 lb total)
  • 6 x 277 kg GBU-12 Paveway II bombs (1,662 kg total)
  • 4 x 1,092 lb GBU-16 Paveway II bombs (4,368 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb GBU-24 Paveway III bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 5 x BLU-1 incendiary bombs

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great payload options
    • GBUs and thermals provide strong and accurate ground strike options for Ground Battles
  • Internal mounted countermeasures
  • Relatively nimble for a strike aircraft
  • AIM-9Ls are potent in a downtier
    • Gun radar can be used to detect enemies or slave your AIM-9Ls

Cons:

  • Rather limited ammo for Vulcan standards
  • Slow acceleration at lower speeds, struggles with larger payloads
  • Subsonic speed
    • Bleeds most of its energy in dogfights quickly, poor acceleration means you will almost always be on the defensive
  • Once your AIM-9Ls are expended you are mostly helpless

History

The story of AMX International began with a joint cooperation between Alenia-Aermacchi of Italy and EMBRAER of Brazil. The project emerged from the need to find a suitable replacement for the G.91 Y and to assume its role as a ground attacker. The G.91 Y was becoming outdated and unreliable, prompting the search for a more modern aircraft. Italy also sought an advanced multi-role platform with reconnaissance capabilities. Brazil joined the collaboration to replace the outdated Aermacchi MB-326, which was not adapted for modern warfare.

After several years of development, setbacks in the form of accidents, and prototype testing, the A-11 officially entered service in Italy by 1989. One of its main advantages as a fighter and attack aircraft is its significantly lower costs compared to its competitors. The A-11s are equipped with a variant of the EL/M-20001B radar, manufactured by Fiar in Italy and designed by Elta in Israel.

The A-11A has an extensive service record, thanks to its versatile armament options, including AIM-9L infrared-guided Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, as well as various bombs, rockets, and PGMs. The Italian version features a 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon, while the Brazilian version uses 30 mm Defa cannons due to a U.S. veto on the M61A1 cannon for Brazil.

For defence, the AMX is equipped with an active and passive electronic countermeasures system supplied by Elettronica, with the RWR mounted inside the tail fin. In terms of performance, the A-11 can reach speeds of 1053 km/h, thanks to the Rolls-Royce Spey 807 turbofan engine, providing a range of 889 km. Its rate of climb and service ceiling are impressive for an aircraft of its type.

Later in its service life, the A-11 received an upgrade known as the A-11B / AMX ACOL (Aggiornamento Capacità Operative e Logistiche; Update to Logistical and Operative Capabilities), a mid-life update aimed at enhancing logistical and operative capabilities. This update included new avionics, an INS/GPS navigation system, improved communications systems, IFF, and new HUD displays. The most significant addition was the ability to deploy smart munitions, such as JDAM bombs, allowing A-11s to provide better close air support in Afghanistan. The A-11B first flew in September 2005, with the first batch of upgraded aircraft delivered in March 2007. The A-11B remains in service and is likely to continue so for the foreseeable future.

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See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


AMX International Ltd.
Jet Aircraft  AMX
Note  AMX International is an joint-venture to develop, manufacture and market the AMX aircraft and is unrelated to the Tank Manufacturer AMX

Italy jet aircraft
Aerfer  Sagittario 2 · Ariete
Fiat  G.91 pre-serie · G.91 R/1 · G.91 R/4 (Portugal) · G.91 Y · G.91 YS
AMX International  AMX
Panavia  Tornado ADV · ▄Tornado IDS (1995)
  Foreign:
Vampire  Vampire FB 52A
F-84  ▄F-84F · ▄F-84G-21-RE
F-86  CL-13 Mk.4 · ▄F-86K
F-104  ▄F-104G · F-104S · ▄F-104S TAF (Turkey) · F-104S.ASA
F-16  ▄F-16A ADF
AV-8  ▄AV-8B Plus
Hungary 
Mikoyan-Gurevich  ◔MiG-15bis · ◔MiG-17PF · ◔MiG-21MF · ◔MiG-21bis-SAU · ◔MiG-23MF · ◔MiG-29
Ilyushin  ◔IL-28
Sukhoi  ◔Su-22M3
Saab  ◔JAS39EBS HU C