The EADS Mako/High Energy Advanced Trainer (Mako/HEAT) was a high-performance jet trainer.
The EADS MAKO / HEAT
The Mako design featured a single aft-mounted jet engine, fed by two air intake ramps at the roots of the mid-fuselage-wing. It features a trapezoidal wing with a sharp taper. The horizontal tail was an all-flying unit mounted close behind the wing and at nearly the same height. The retractable landing gear was a tricycle unit. The two occupants shared a highly streamlined bubble canopy.
Subcontractors would have included Diehl Aerospace, Aermacchi (now Leonardo), Saab, EAB and Dassault Aviation. Potential customers would have likely been Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Finland, Greece, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Mako shows remarkable stealth aircraft features, partially due to faceting and partially due to composite materials, using some results from the MBB Lampyridae stealth program.
The intended engine was the General Electric F414M, which is a slightly derated version (at 75 kN) of the standard F414. The engine's final assembly might have been done by Volvo, as that company already assembles a version of the related GE F404/RM12 for Saab's Gripen fighter aircraft. EADS originally intended to use the Eurojet EJ200, but chose not to do so
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The Mako/HEAT was to be deployed at three shared bases around the continent of Europe, for use by all partner nations. There were nine candidate bases in seven countries, but no final selection was made. The Aermacchi M-346 trainer, also being proposed for Eurotrainer, made its maiden flight on July 15, 2004; As of 2010, EADS had yet to announce a date for the Mako's maiden flight, and the project appeared to be defunct.
The EADS Mako/High Energy Advanced Trainer (Mako/HEAT) was a high-performance jet trainer or light attack aircraft intended for service with several European air forces. EADS proposed the Mako for the Eurotrainer program. The program was the final result of the AT-2000 project.
Role Jet Trainer / light attack
Crew: one (attack variant); two (trainer)
Payload: 4500 kg
Length: 13.75 m (45.11 ft)
Wingspan: 8.25 m ; Height: 4.5 m (14.76 ft)
Empty weight: 6200 kg (5800 in trainer variant) (13 668/12 787 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 13 000 kg (28 660 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × General Electric F414M Thrust with afterburner: 16 850 lbf (75 kN)
Maximum speed: Mach 1.5 (1600 km/h)
Range: 2000 NM (3700 km ferry)
Combat radius: 1300 km (800 mi, 732 nmi)
Service ceiling: 15 240 m (50 000 ft)
Guns: 1× 27 mm gun
Hardpoints: 7 with a capacity of 4500 kg
The EADS MAKO/HEAT
The EADS Mako/High Energy Advanced Trainer (Mako/HEAT) was a high-performance jet trainer