C-GAGN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 708 times:
I'm just looking throught the "Observers Aircraft" 1991/92 edition and on pg. 104 I found the Embaraer/FMA CBA-123 Vector, a regional airliner that looks like a rear mounted jet, but instead of jets, it has pusher props. Does anyone know if this plane was ever produced or any other info? There's one pic on here of it at keyword 24342.
Leo-ERJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 701 times:
This is a prototype variant based on the EMB-110 Bandeirante. As far as I know it was a test plane mainly for aerodynamic variations and purposes. Thus the props mounted on the rear. I guess it was at the Paris Air Show once and maybe it was purchased sometime. Embraer also used once a similar prototype for testing of high angle gliding rates.
Argentina340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 703 times:
As far as I know, the CBA-123 was a project between Embraer of Brazil and FMA of Argentina. This airplane, which was designed to use 2 turbofans, was never built in serial. I even do not know if a prototype was ever built. It was the one and only project between Brazil and Argentina in this area, till FMA was dismantled and sold to Lockheed-Martin which settled down in Cordoba where FMA had been for years.
Leo-ERJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 701 times:
This prots was originally based on the EMB-110 Bandeirante, but later modified into something that looks similar to the Brasilia. The horizontal stabilizer and elevators are located overhead because of the prop engine's position. The original sketch was on top of the Bandeirante, later to 120.