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Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. The experimental single-seater Ariete represented the latest evolution of the unfortunate series of jet aircraft developed by Eng. Sergio Stefanutti, from Ambrosini S.7. Very similar to the Sagittarius II, from which it was derived, the Aries had an unusual twin-engine configuration, mounting in addition to the original propulsion system, an auxiliary turbojet whose thrust was necessary during take-off and climb and during combat. . Powering this turbojet was provided by an additional retractable air intake, obtained on the back of the fuselage, immediately behind the cockpit. The first flight of the Aries was carried out in Pratica di Mare (Rome), on March 27, 1958. The outcome of the tests, however, was not particularly positive and the Air Force therefore renounced the acquisition of the aircraft, of which only two were completed. prototypes that nevertheless served as a test bench for the Leone interceptor, an interesting supersonic interceptor fighter project derived from Aries that unfortunately failed to reach the prototype stage. The model on display (MM569) is the second of the two prototypes built, used by the Pratica di Mare Experimental Flight Department.

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Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. The experimental single-seater Ariete represented the latest evolution of the unfortunate series of jet aircraft developed by Eng. Sergio Stefanutti, from Ambrosini S.7. Very similar to the Sagittarius II, from which it was derived, the Aries had an unusual twin-engine configuration, mounting in addition to the original propulsion system, an auxiliary turbojet whose thrust was necessary during take-off and climb and during combat. . Powering this turbojet was provided by an additional retractable air intake, obtained on the back of the fuselage, immediately behind the cockpit. The first flight of the Aries was carried out in Pratica di Mare (Rome), on March 27, 1958. The outcome of the tests, however, was not particularly positive and the Air Force therefore renounced the acquisition of the aircraft, of which only two were completed. prototypes that nevertheless served as a test bench for the Leone interceptor, an interesting supersonic interceptor fighter project derived from Aries that unfortunately failed to reach the prototype stage. The model on display (MM569) is the second of the two prototypes built, used by the Pratica di Mare Experimental Flight Department.

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