US Air Force designation: TG-14

TYPE: Motor glider.

PROGRAMME: Brazilian production version of French Aerostructure (Fournier) RF-10; first flight (French prototype) 6 March 1981. All production rights sold to Aeromot July 1985; Brazilian CTA certification of AMT-100 granted 5 June 1986 and French (DGAC) 10 October 1990; AMT-200, developed by Aeromot, made first flight July 1992; was certified 3 February 1993 in Brazil, on 29 December 1993 in USA (to FAR Pt 22), during 1995 in UK and on 24 November 1998 in Canada. Certification of AMT-200 also achieved in Australia, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands and New Zealand.

CURRENT VERSIONS: AMT-100 Ximango: Initial production version; powered by one 59.7 kW (80 hp) Limbach L2000 E01 flat-four engine driving a Hoffmann HO-V62RL/160BT two-blade three-position variable-pitch propeller. Total 43 built, 1988-93.
AMT-100P and -100R Ximango: Military/police (100P) and observation (100R) versions. Two side windows below canopy; underfuselage pod for 100 kg (220 lb) of weapons and avionics or surveillance equipment. In service with Brazilian military police and other law enforcement agencies.
AMT-200 Super Ximango: Generally similar to AMT-100 except for Rotax 912A power plant. Main production variant between 1995 and 2000. Improvements introduced in 1997 include redesigned instrument panel; new canopy locking mechanism; fully enclosing main landing gear doors; tailwheel fairing; and metal fuel tanks.
AMT-200S Super Ximango S: Version optimised for pilot training and soaring (S indicating 'sport'). Generally similar to AMT-200 except for Rotax 912 S4 engine and optional removable winglets. Prototype first flew in September 1999; deliveries from December 1999, to customers in Australia (one), Brazil (one), Dominican Republic (one), South Africa (two), UK (two) and USA (22). Main production variant from 2000.
Selected from at least 13 types evaluated for the USAF's Introductory Flight Training Program (IFTP), replacing grounded Slingsby T-3A Fireflies in flight screening/primary training role; initial order for 14 aircraft announced October 2001; first (01-0136/N136XS) delivered to 94th Flight Training Squadron of US Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs on 24 June 2002, all operating with civilian registrations.
Detailed description applies to the AMT-200 except where indicated.
AMT-300 Turbo Ximango Shark: Prototype (PT-ZAM, converted from an early AMT-100) flew July 1997; based on AMT-200, but with Rotax 914F turbocharged engine, redesigned cockpit, new engine cowling and winglets. Brazilian certification achieved 31 March 1999, followed by FAA approval 19 July 1999; deliveries began in May 1999 with two aircraft for US market delivered to Ximango US at Spruce Creek, Florida.
AMT-300R Reboque: Glider tug version of AMT-300.
AMT-600 Guri: Trainer and sport aerobatic version. Described separately.

CUSTOMERS: Initial order for 50 from Brazilian Civil Aeronautical Department; also produced for military/paramilitary roles such as observation, patrol and counter-insurgency. Total of 148 AMT-100s, AMT-200s, AMT-200Ss and AMT-300s produced by October 2002, including deliveries to customers in Argentina (two), Australia (seven), Belgium (one), Brazil (63), Canada (one), Colombia (one), Dominican Republic (one), France (seven), Germany (two), Japan (four), South Africa (two), UK (six), USA (47) and undisclosed (5). AMT-300 production began at No. 106, but continues in parallel with AMT-200.

COSTS: US$111,000 basic for AMT-200; US$119,000 basic for AMT-200S; US$127,000 basic for AMT-300 (all 2002).

DESIGN FEATURES: Typical motor glider; low, tapered wing with fixed incidence T tail. Wings detachable for transportation and storage; outboard half of wing can be folded inward without disconnecting aileron controls.
Wing section NACA 643-618; dihedral 2° 30'.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual; ailerons and elevators operated by pushrods, rudder by cables; trim tab actuated by cable on AMT-100/200; trim control on AMT-200S/300 effected by spring device on elevator pushrod. Schempp-Hirth airbrakes in wing upper surface.

STRUCTURE: All-GFRP/foam except for carbon fibre main spar and light alloy airbrakes.

LANDING GEAR: Mechanically retractable mainwheels (tyre size 330x130), with hydraulic suspension and Cleveland hydraulic disc brakes with differential action; steerable tailwheel with size 210x65 tyre.

POWER PLANT: One 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912A flat-four with Hoffmann HO-V62R/170FA propeller. Fuel in two main tanks in wings, combined capacity 90 litres (23.8 US gallons; 19.75 Imp gallons). AMT-200S has one 73.5 kW (98.6 hp) Rotax 914 S4, driving a three-position variable-pitch Hoffmann propeller. AMT-300 has one 84.6 kW (113.4 hp) Rotax 914 F3 turbocharged flat-four driving an MT/MTV-21 constant-speed feathering propeller; fuel capacity 90 litres (23.8 US gallons; 19.8 Imp gallons).

ACCOMMODATION: Two seats side by side. One-piece canopy hinged at rear to open upward. Dual controls standard.

SYSTEMS: Electric starter and 12 V 30 A alternator.