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In an attempt to create an aircraft of modern conception to match its foreign counterparts, in 1953 the engineer Sergio Stefanutti, one of the most brilliant Italian designers, created the Sagittario I, equipping a two-seater propeller with a turbojet and swept wing. Ambrosini S.7. Sagittarius II was therefore developed from Sagittarius I, entirely of metal construction and equipped with a more powerful turbojet. Conceived as an interceptor fighter, a tactical support version was also studied. The Sagittarius II began flight tests on May 19, 1956, showing, despite its small size and weight, performance even higher than that of contemporary fighter aircraft. On December 4, 1956, the Sagittario II also became the first aircraft built in Italy to overcome the sound barrier. Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. The model on display (MM561) is the second of the two prototypes built, evaluated by the Experimental Flight Department of Pratica di Mare (Rome).

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In an attempt to create an aircraft of modern conception to match its foreign counterparts, in 1953 the engineer Sergio Stefanutti, one of the most brilliant Italian designers, created the Sagittario I, equipping a two-seater propeller with a turbojet and swept wing. Ambrosini S.7. Sagittarius II was therefore developed from Sagittarius I, entirely of metal construction and equipped with a more powerful turbojet. Conceived as an interceptor fighter, a tactical support version was also studied. The Sagittarius II began flight tests on May 19, 1956, showing, despite its small size and weight, performance even higher than that of contemporary fighter aircraft. On December 4, 1956, the Sagittario II also became the first aircraft built in Italy to overcome the sound barrier. Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. The model on display (MM561) is the second of the two prototypes built, evaluated by the Experimental Flight Department of Pratica di Mare (Rome).

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