With the appearance of a warplanes of the Second World War, the EMB-314 Super Tucano, also known as the A-29, is the most advanced attack aircraft among the current propeller plane.

EMB-314 Super Tucano Overview

EMB-314 Super Tucano is designed for patrol and ground attack missions. It is being used extensively in the air force of several countries, it has been on the Afghan battlefield in the war against the Taliban since 2016.

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The Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, also known as ALX or A-29 is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, anti-guerrilla warfare and pilot training. This aircraft is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and weapons systems.

Four A-29 Super Tucanos arrive at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, before the beginning of the 2017 fighting season. The aircraft will bolster the Afghan Air Force’s inventory from eight to 12 A-29s in country. Airmen from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, as part of Resolute Support Mission, work shoulder-to-shoulder with their Afghan counterparts fostering a working relationship and fortifying confidence in the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)

Currently this type of aircraft is widely used in the armies of many countries, including Brazil, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic, etc. The Embraer manufacturer is currently planning to sell the aircraft to other countries in Asia and the Middle East.

Lebanon received a batch of American UBS Super Tucano

In addition to training pilot, it also has another important task of checking operations in the Amazon.

With its compact, flexible, low-cost operation characteristics and the ability to equip a variety of weapons for operations, EMB-314 will prove its role in the fight against terrorism as well as border line protection.

Classified as light attack aircraft, Super Tucano turboprop aircraft are extremely cheap operating costs, only about 500 USD per hour.

Super Tucano has extremely low operating costs
Super Tucano has extremely low operating costs

Since being manufactured from 2003 up to now, a total of over 200 A-29 have been produced, serving in the air forces of 11 countries around the world. Super Tocano has a crew of 2 with a pilot and a navigator, If used as a training aircraft, there will be 1 trainer seat and 1 student seat.

Although it looks like a vintage propeller plane, but the inside of this plane is equipped with the most advanced and advanced technology. The control system includes all electronic displays. Photo source: Sina.

Super Tucano has a length of about 11.38 meters, wingspan of 11.14 meters, wing area of 19.4 square meters. A-29 has an empty weight of about 3200 kg, maximum takeoff weight of about 5400 kg. The aircraft is equipped with a Hartzell engine with a total capacity of 1600 horsepower. Photo source: Sina.

The maximum speed of A-29 can be up to 590 km/h, cruising speed reaches 520 km/h. The maximum range of the A-29 is 1,330 km, the battle radius is 550 km and the service ceiling is 10,600 meters. Photo source: Sina.

Super Tucano is equipped with 2 12.7-mm guns with a maximum of 2,200 rounds for both guns. In addition, this aircraft is also equipped with 5 pylons under the wings and belly, allowing it to carry up to 1,550 kg of weapons of all kinds including bombs, rockets, missiles … for supporting ground attack. Photo source: Sina.

The A-29s are heavily used in pilot training for pilots, many countries around the world are also using the A-29 to carry out the mission of an attack aircraft with its extremely accurate air strike capability. Photo source: Sina.


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