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The MFI-17 Super Mushshak (The Agile) is a light-weight, robust, two/three seats, single engine, predominantly all-metal aircraft with fixed, non-retractable, tricycle landing gear. It has been developed to meet US FAR 23 certification in Normal and Utility categories. It can operate from short, unprepared strips. It has a 260 hp piston engine, state-of-the-art glass cockpit suite options, environmental control system and dual control Elevator and Rudder trim systems.

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Training Role

Super Mushshak meets the requirements of modern primary training syllabus and is an ideal basic trainer suited for:

  • Primary flight training
  • Instrument flying
  • Aerobatics, stalls and deliberate spins
  • Night flying
  • Navigation flying
  • Formation flying

Army Co-operation Missions

Besides primary flying training, Super Mushshak is also suited for a wide range of army co-operation missions including:

  • Forward air control
  • Forward area support
  • Reconnaissance
  • Artillery fire observation
  • Camouflage inspection
  • Border patrol
  • Liaison
  • Target flying and target towing for training of ground units
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Technical Data

Engine Propeller
Type: Textron Lycoming IO-540 V4A5
Power: 260 HP (at 2700 RPM at ISA conditions)
Cylinder: 06
TBO: 2000 hours

Two blade HC-C2YK-1BF propeller of Hartzell USA

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Cockpit Design Criteria
  • Spacious side by side cockpit provides desired contact between the pilot and the co-pilot /observer or between the student and the instructor for effective "watch me"instruction
  • Adjustable seats fitted with straps incorporating auto lock inertia reels
  • Typical avionics equipment configuration includes UHF/VHF radio, GPS, VOR, ILS, Terrain avoidance, Traffic collision, Transponder, ADF etc
  • Third crew member can be accommodated in the rear cabin
The basic design philosophy behind Super Mushshak offers an aircraft with:
  • Flexibility, covering both primary flying training and army co-operation
  • Excellent forward and downward visibility supplemented by good rearward visibility
  • Good ground clearance
  • Heavy duty landing gear
  • Large baggage compartment in the rear part of the cabin easily accessible through a door on the port side of the fuselage which can also accommodate a third crew member
  • Good handling characteristics
  • Good short/rough field performance
  • Aerobatic capability, maximum limit load factor +5.4 / -2.7 in basic acrobatic category
  • Ease of maintenance and repair even in field
  • Structure life of 11,500 hrs - extendable upto 12,500 hrs

Fuel System
  • Based on two integral fuel tanks holding a total of 47 US gallons
  • Bendix RSA type fuel injection system
  • Houses Engine Driven Fuel pump for normal operation
  • Electric Fuel Pump for emergency conditions

Flight Control System
  • Efficient dual flight controls including conventional center stick type control columns and adjustable rudder pedals
  • Primary control surfaces operated through direct mechanical linkage

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Optional Equipment Wing
The following optional equipment can also be made available on request:
  • Avionics suite: Customized Avionics suite or glass cockpit can be added as per customers request in place of conventional SMK configuration. Options include:
    • Dynon Skyview Classic (SV-D1000)
    • Garmin G-950 NXi
    • Genesys Aerosystems
  • Sun Blinds: Canopy Perspex as well as rear Cabin Perspex can be provided with adjustable sun-blind
  • Third Seat: Aircraft incorporates fitting for the installation of third seat in rear portion of the cabin

Wing Area:     11.9 sq m /128 sq ft
Sweep Forward:     5°
Airfoil Thickness:     10%
Dihedral:     1.5°
Horizontal Tail
Span:     2.80 m / 9 ft 2 in
Area:     2.10 sq m / 22.6 sq ft
Sweep:     0°
Airfoil Thickness:     12%
Dihedral:     0°
Main Data Vertical Tail
Length:     7.15 m / 23.5 ft
Height:     2.60 m / 8 ft 6 in
Span:     8.85 m / 29 ft
Wheel Track:     2.2 m / 7 ft 2 in
Wheel base :     1.58 m / 5 ft 2 in
Height:     1.32 m / 4 ft 4 in
Area:     1.52 sq m / 16.3 sq ft
Airfoil Thickness:     12%
Sweep, Leading Edge:     36°
Sweep, Trailing Edge:     8°

The users Include:

  • Pak Army
  • Pakistan Air Force
  • Nigerian Air Force
  • Qatar Emiri Air Force
  • Azerbaijani Air Force
  • Royal Air Force of Oman
  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • Royal Saudi Air Force
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Airforce
  • Syrian Air Force