December 01 2010
The Brazilian air force is officially retiring its AT-26 Xavante light fighters after 39 years of service, reports defense-aerospace.com.
The fighter, a license-produced variant of the Italian MB-326 trainer, was the first jet to be produced in Brazil.
The Xavantes are scheduled to make a final flypast on Thursday over Natal, where they have been operated since 1974.
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