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EMB-314 Super Tucano / ALX Trainer and Light Attack Aircraft

Role

Counter-insurgency and pilot training

Crew

Two (one pilot and one navigator)

Maiden Flight

June 1999

Introduced

2003

Number Built

259

Manufacturer

Embraer

Operators

Brazilian Air Force, Colombian Air Force, Ecuadorian Air Force, Chilean Air Force, and Dominican Air Force

Wingspan

11.33m

Length

11.42m

Height

3.97m

Empty Weight

3,020kg

Loaded Weight

4,520kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

5,200kg

Super Tucano

Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-68A turboprop, 969kW

ALX

Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-68 / 3 turboprop, 1,600shp

Propeller

Hartzell five blade, constant speed, reversible pitch propeller.

Fuel Capacity

695l

Range

4,820km

Endurance

6hrs 30mins

Cruising Speed

530km per hour

Maximum Speed

593km per hour

Manoeuvrability

+7G and –3.5G

Rate of Climb

4,724ft per minute (24m per second)

Service Ceiling

10,670m

Hardpoints

5

Maximum External Load

1,500kg

Guns

Two wing-mounted 12.7mm machine guns, One 20mm cannon fitted under fuselage pod

Other Weapons

General-purpose bombs and guided air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles

FLIR

AN / AAQ-22 SAFIRE

Air-to-Air Munitions

Two AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles, Two MAA-1 Piranha air-to-air missiles, Two Python 3 / 4 air-to-air missiles

Air-to-Ground Munitions

Four 70mm rocket launcher pods, conventional drop bombs, guided smart bombs

Onboard Oxygen Generation System

Northrop Grumman

FLIR Systems

SAFIRE

Avionics Suite

Elbit Systems
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