EMBRAER AT-25 / T-25 Universal

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Sociedade Construtora Aeronautica Neiva responded to an official request for a replacement of Brazil's Fokker S.11 and North American T-6 Texan basic trainers in January 1963.  A prototype of the Neiva IPD 6201 Universal was constructed in May 1965 with the local military designation T-25 and flew in April 1966. The AT-25/ T-25 is a low wing monoplane with retractable tricycle landing gear with side by side seating to aid instruction although a tandem seat prototype was also produced as well as a twin engined version which never got beyond the design stage. Production began in 1971 with a small number seeing service in other South American air forces. Neiva was taken over in 1980 by EMBRAER. The AT-25 had two wing pylons and was used to train pilots in counterinsurgency carrying two 7.62mm machine guns.

Max speed; 184 mph              
Range; 932miles (1500km)    
Ceiling; 16,400ft (5000m)

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How to cite this article: Dugdale-Pointon, T. (29 March 2007), EMBRAER AT-25 / T-25 Universal, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_embraer_t25.html

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