Thursday, February 7, 2019

Scaled Composites ARES “Mud Fighter”

Scaled Composites ARES Model 151-3 “Mud Fighter” info, company fact sheets and photos.

Remarks by Bernhard Klein: "Designed by Rutan Aircraft Factory, this is the Scaled Composites Model 151-3 ARES (Agile Responsive Effective Support) designed as a "Mud Fighter" ground support aircraft in response to the US Army's request for a Low Cost Battlefield Attack Aircraft (LCBAA). It is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney JT15D-1 turbojet engine. The original design was a pusher turboprop and evolved into the current design when Scaled Composites decided to build N151SC as a demonstrator. The ARES first flew on February 19, 1990 and is still available for use as a research testbed."

Download company fact sheets here  or here (02.5 Megs)

Download photos here or here (12.1 Megs)

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