This Week’s Hints to help you along:
- Designed as a sensor platform for counterinsurgency.
- A twin-boom design reminiscent of the Skymaster and Mohawk.
- To carry wing-loads of rockets and other sensor pods.
- Slow and highly maneuverable.
- A single, reliable Pratt Whitney PT6 engine.
So do you know what this aircraft is?
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It is the AHRLAC (Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft) designed and built by AHRLAC Holdings from Pretoria South Africa.
It is currently undergoing testing and is scheduled to go into production soon.
Civil as well as military variants will be available.
This is the Aerosud AHRLAC.
I believe it’s a “Mwari” reconnaissance and light attack aircraft by Boeing and South Africa-based Paramount Group.
Mwari Light Multirole Aircraft from South Africa
OV-10 Bronco. One of these did a very large barrel roll around our chopper when I served as a door gunner with the Army Concept Team in Viet Nam, 1969. It was very impressive, our pilots however made comments like they thought the OV-10 pilots were having too much fun.
It isn’t a Bronco, though there are similarities in plan form!
It’s a South African AHRLAC.
Mwari Light Multirole Aircraft
This aircraft was built in a garage by W.H. Beckett and Lt Col K.P Rice as a fiberglass concept. Their design was purchased by North American and the US Military liked it so much that it was then produced as the Bronco.
The picture at the top reminds me of an article I read about a South African plane. It was meant for a COINS role but as I recall it was designed as a weapons platform not a sensor platform. But what do I know? LOL
The OV-10 Bronco was/is a sweet bird. It’s a twin engine though so it wouldn’t fit the specs of the plane in the puzzle.
I worked on Broncos while in the Navy in Vietnam. They were easy and fun to work on.