The Aerfer Ariete was a prototype fighter aircraft built in Italy in 1958. It was a refined derivative of the Aerfer Sagittario 2 and was an attempt to bring that aircraft up to a standard where it could be mass-produced as a viable combat aircraft. Retaining most of the Sagittario 2's layout with a nose intake and ventral exhaust for the main Derwent engine the Ariete added a Rolls-Royce Soar RS.2 auxiliary turbojet engine to provide additional power for climbing and sprinting.
Made by Aerfer.
It is the successor of the Aerfer Sagittario 2 .