Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Ukraine can buy Super Tucano light attack aircraft

Super Tucano

A delegation of the Ukrainian Air Force, headed by Commander Colonel General Sergiy Drozdov, arrived in Brazil to study the possible purchase of the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano.

This was reported by infodefensa.com.

Demonstration flights were organized to familiarize yourself with the capabilities of the aircraft. The delegation also visited the production facilities of Embraer Defense & Security and discussed possible cooperation and various conditions for the acquisition of aircraft.

The Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, also named A-29, is a Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft designed and built by Embraer as a development of the Embraer EMB 312 Tucano. The Super Tucano can be used for both the trainer role and as a light attack aircraft.

EMB-314 (A-29) Super Tucano (Embraer, Бразилія)

The aircraft differs from the baseline EMB-312 Tucano trainer aircraft in several respects. It is powered by a more powerful 1,200 kW (1,600 shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68C engine; has a strengthened airframe to sustain higher g loads and increase fatigue life; a reinforced landing gear to handle greater takeoff weights and heavier stores load, up to 1,550 kg (3,300 lb); Kevlar armour protection; two internal, wing-mounted .50 cal. machine guns (with 200 rounds of ammunition each); capacity to carry various ordnance on five weapon hardpoints including 20 mm cannon pods, air-to-air missiles (AAMs), bombs, and SBAT-70/19 rocket pods on its underwing stations; and has a night-vision goggle-compatible "glass cockpit".

Super Tucano

The structure is corrosion-protected and the side-hinged canopy has a windshield able to withstand bird strike impacts up to 500 km/h (270 kn).

It exists in two main versions: easy single attack aircraft A-29A Super Tucano and a double version of A-29B Super Tucano.

Super Tucano