The AMX International AMX "Ghibli" is a ground-attack aircraft which has been specifically designed 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.It was built in a joint venture between Brazil and Italy. Low IR signature and reduced radar equivalent cross-section help prevent detection, while low vulnerability of structure and systems aid survivability. Integrated ECM, air-to-air missiles and nose-mounted guns provide self-defence capabilities. This combination of features enabled the Italian Air Force's AMX squadrons to fly 252 combat sorties over Kosovo as part of Operation Allied Force, without a single loss.
Picture of an Italian air force AMX Fighter aircraft landing below:
The AMX has something extra for you though: it features vectored thrust.
Thrust vectoring is the ability of an aircraft to direct the thrust from its engine(s) in a direction other than parallel to the vehicle's longitudinal axis. The technique was originally employed to provide upward vertical thrust as a means to give aircraft vertical (VTOL) or short (STOL) takeoff and landing ability. Soon, it was realised that using vectored thrust in combat situations enabled aircraft to perform manoeuvres not available to conventional-engined planes.
So, what does all this mean? Well, you've got a 64mm ducted fan with powerful 14.8v battery, and 5ch electronics. Coupled with the vectored thrust, this gives you one of the fastest and most agile model aeroplanes on the market for this price. This plane will travel at speeds in excess of 100mph. You will not be disappointed!
The power that this plane packs allows it to perform a full aerobatic display: inside loops, outside loops, axial rolls, inverted flight, knife edge, stall turns, hammerheads, and spins are all possible. If you're really good you will be able to perform the famous 'Cobra Manoeuvre' with your AMX.
This Nitrotek jet comes with a 2.4G radio which means the range is longer and more stable plus you do not have to worry about interference from other fliers. It is also equipped with a powerful brushless motor, for the best performance. The plane is made from strong but lightweight foam that is more resistant to crashes and gives easier stable flight even in windy conditions. This aeroplane can take off from the ground or can be hand launched.
This plane is 90% assembled and so only a few minutes of final finishes are needed before you can fly. Also everything you need is in the box, apart from 8 AA batteries, which you'll need to power the radio contol transmitter.