Light attack aircraft Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, Brazil

Together with fighters of the 5th generation F-22 and F-35 (stealth, supersonic cruising speed) in the armed forces are required, and light aircraft for flight training and counterinsurgency operations, just as once a fighter P-51 "Mustang" was used as a light attack aircraft in Vietnam. These aircraft for the U.S. Army, more may possibly be Italian or TCB Alenia M-346 (similar to our Yak-130) or Brazilian trainer /easy attack "Super Tucano".

Light attack aircraft Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, Brazil

EMB-314 Super Tucano — trainer basic flight training, made the Brazilian company EMBRAER-based aircraft EMB-312 Tucano.

In January 1991, began the development of the latest modifications of the aircraft, which received the title of EMB-312N Super Tucano. The machine had a reinforced airframe with a longer fuselage, more powerful propulsion (HPT Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68-1 capacity of 1,600 liters. With. With a five-blade propeller), a new light, the cabin instrumentation with the introduction of liquid crystal display that allows you to use night vision goggles , satellite navigation receiver, 5 knots external suspension, cabin pressurization and the protection of its bottlenecking of Kevlar armor, new ejection seats, on-board oxygen generating system equipment with oxygen, anti-g suits pilots and a number of other improvements.

The first flight of the prototype EMB-314 Super Tucano held on 9 September 1991. This machine is from September to August 1992 took the tests in the United States under programs from JPATS (hopefully training aircraft for the Air Force and the U.S. Navy), but have gained of success, preference was given to another turboprop aircraft — Swiss trainer Pilatus PC-9.

Light attack aircraft Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, Brazil

Apart from the main tasks for the preparation of military pilots plane may also be called upon to perform the following tasks: mission of counterinsurgency (COIN mission), patrolling the area, conducting combat reconnaissance operations. In addition, plane involved in the control of Amazonia SIVAM (Sistema para Vigilancia de Amazonas), in which base — patrol aircraft R-99 (EMB-145).

For these purposes, installed on the aircraft system display data on the helmet of the pilot integrated into the advanced system management tool made based on the digital bus MIL-STD-553B and working on the model of HOTAS (Hand On Throttle and Stick). The aircraft oxygen generation system OBOGS. A-29 can carry up to 1,500 kg of weapons, including missiles "air-to-air" MAA-1 "Piranha" (Piranha), cannon, rockets and bombs.

Brazilian Air Force to the real-time ordered 76 of these machines (with an option for 23), of which about 30 have been delivered on duty. The first customer zabugornom "Super Tucano" Colombia has become a signatory to the December 2005 contract price of $ 235 million for the purchase of 25 of these aircraft.

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Light attack aircraft Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, Brazil

Light attack aircraft Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, Brazil
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