Aviation Photo #1519529 FMA IA-53 Mamboreta - Argentina - Air Force

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On October 1, 1964, FMA started to build this model of aircraft. Just 2 planes where built. The first was used for static and fatigue testing, the second made its first flight on November 10, 1966 and was registered as LV-X-33. It could carry two people seated in tamdem and was powered by a 235 hp Lycoming O-540-B2B5 six-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine. It was made for Agricultural purposes and used as a glider tug and for other utility duties. This prototype was transferred to the Argent
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