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The standard SAAF light spotter and visual reconnaissance plane, manufactured by Aermacchi of Italy as the AM-3C. Roles performed by the Bosbok in SAAF service included: Forward air control; Radio relay (referred to as "Telstar duty" by the SAAF); Target marking (using smoke-rockets); Reconnaissance/observation (including artillery spotting); Casevac; Liaison

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aa.VehicleAermacchi AM-3C Bosbok Observation Plane
ab.WeightEmpty weight: 1,080 kg (2,381 lb); Max takeoff weight: 1,700 kg (3,748 lb) with under-wing weapons
ac.Length8.73 m (28 ft 8 in)
ad.WidthWingspan: 11.73 m (38 ft 6 in); Wing area: 19.04 m2 (204.9 sq ft)
ae.Height2.72 m (8 ft 11 in)
af.Crew2, pilot and observer
ah.Primary ArmamentUp to 2 machine gun pods; Two 170 kg (370 lb) bombs, or four 91 kg (201 lb) bombs; Up to 4 smoke-rocket pods
ai.Secondary Armamentnone
aj.Engine1 x Piaggio-built Lycoming GSO-480-B1B6 6-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 250 kW (340 hp)
ak.Power/Weight6.69 kg/kW (11 lb/hp)
as.Operating Range990 km (620 mi, 530 nmi) at 1,525 m (5,003 ft) with 30 minutes reserve
at.Speed-OffroadMaximum speed: 278 km/h (173 mph, 150 kn) at 2,440 m (8,010 ft); 260 km/h (160 mph; 140 kn) at sea level
au.Speed-RoadCruise speed: 246 km/h (153 mph, 133 kn) at 2,440 m (8,010 ft) and 246 km/h (153 mph; 133 kn)
av.Fuel Capacity 
aw.Fuel Consumption 
ax.Fuel Type 
ba.Side Slope 
bb.Vertical Step 
ca.Propellers3-bladed Piaggio P1033-G4-AD/0691/245 constant-speed propeller
cb.Endurance5 hours 45 minutes at 1,525 m (5,003 ft) with 30 minutes reserve
cc.Service Ceiling8,400 m (27,600 ft)
cd.Rate Of Climb7 m/s (1,400 ft/min)
ce.Wing Area19.04 m2 (204.9 sq ft)
cf.Aspect Ratio7.2:1
cg.Airfoilroot: NACA 23016; tip: NACA 4412
ch.Wing Loading89.3 kg/m2 (18.3 lb/sq ft)
ci.Take-off Run85 m (279 ft); Take-off run to 15 m (49 ft): 170 m (560 ft)
cj.Landing Run66 m (217 ft); Landing run from 15 m (49 ft): 174 m (571 ft)
ck.Time to Altitude: 
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