The Embraer EMB 121 Xingu is a Brazilian business jet created by Embraer from the wings and engines of the Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante and the fuselage of the Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia. In September 1980, the Ministry of National Defense ordered 41 EMB 121 Xingu in compensation for the purchase by Brazil of Mirage III in 1980. These planes were intended for the Air Force (32 copies) and the Naval Aeronautics (9 copies). They replaced the Dassault Flamant and the Piper Navajo. In flight, the Xingu is not always an easy aircraft for the neophyte, due to a compactness of shapes which gives it sharp aerodynamic qualities in certain configurations (for example: there is an aerodynamic masking of the horizontal control surfaces when diving from a certain angle.
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