Embraer EMB-312 Tucano

1980

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Embraer EMB-312 Tucano

Work on the development of a new basic trainer for the Brazilian air force began in January 1978, the product of a design team led by Ing. Joseph Kovacs. A contract for two prototypes and two static test airframes was awarded to the company by the Brazilian Ministry of Aeronautics on 6 December 1978. Given the company designation EMBRAER EMB-312 and known to the Brazilian air force as the T-27, the type was named Tucano (Toucan) on 23 October 1981.

A conventional-looking cantilever low-wing monoplane of light alloy construction, the EMB-312 has retractable tricycle landing gear, enclosed cabin accommodation for two in tandem seated on Martin-Baker ejection seats, and power provided by a Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada PT6A turboprop engine.

The prototype flew for the first time on 16 August 1980 followed by a second on 10 December. A third, built to full production standards, flew in August 1982 and initial deliveries to the Brazilian air force were made in September 1983.

Ordered by the FAB to replace the Cessna T-37, the type has since found world acceptance and by the middle of 1991 over 350 had been delivered out of 376 firmly ordered, with a further 86 on option. Tucano customers are the Brazilian air force (128), Honduras (12), Egypt (54), Iraq (80), Venezuela (31), Peru (20), Argentina (30), Paraguay (6) and Iran (15).

An uprated version was ordered by the UK government in March 1985 to replace Jet Provosts in the Royai Air Force and 130 are currently in production as the Shorts Tucano T.Mk 1, with 15 more on option. The extensively developed version features a strengthened airframe and significantly enhanced performance endowed by an 820kW Garrett TPE331-12B engine, and has itself attracted orders from Kenya (12) and Kuwait (16). The first Shorts-built Tucano flew in December 1986, deliveries to the RAF began in June 1987, and about 60 had been built and delivered by mid-1991.

VARIANTS

Tucano T.Mk 1: basic trainer version developed and built by Short Brothers in Belfast, in collaboration with EMBRAER. One-hundred-and-thirty, each powered by a Garrett TPE331-12B engine driving a Hartzell four-bladed propeller, ordered for RAF.

Tucano T.Mk 51: Twelve Shorts-built armed aircraft ordered by Kenyan air force in 1988 for weapons training. First example flown in October 1989 and delivered in 1990.

Tucano T.Mk 52: Sixteen Shorts-built basic trainers ordered by Kuwait air force in February 1989 for delivery in 1991.

3-View 
Embraer EMB-312 TucanoA three-view drawing (752 x 1108)

Specification 
 MODELEMB-312
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Canada PT6A-25C
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight3175 kg7000 lb
  Empty weight1790 kg3946 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan11.14 m37 ft 7 in
  Length9.86 m32 ft 4 in
  Height3.40 m11 ft 2 in
  Wing area19.40 m2208.82 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed448 km/h278 mph
  Cruise speed319 km/h198 mph
  Ceiling9150 m30000 ft
  Range w/max.fuel1844 km1146 miles

Comments
RAFAELO, e-mail, 27.01.2012 15:30

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Oscar Reyes, e-mail, 23.09.2011 21:40

You forgot to mention Colombia, which has 30 ships, used ffor ground attack /night attack and anti-helo combat

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good, 20.06.2011 11:58

i liked much if i desired much organized in future one little personal collection of Tucano /Supertucano planes
conformed by 1 AT-27 Tucano and 1 A-29 Supertucano real examples.

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Max Lopez, e-mail, 12.05.2011 22:40

beside all the countries you name who own this supertucano
Dominican Republic owen 12

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captain sabo sambo, e-mail, 30.06.2010 17:54

Please send us details of pricing,training,recomended spares for basic trainers,including training for pilot and engineers on this aircraft.

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cmr arrbusto, e-mail, 11.07.2010 19:47

minombre es augusto tengo9 años,fui a la FAA me subi al e-114 o el e-312 y ¿donde consigo uno de estos?cuantas aspas tiene la elice. ¿ el e-114 existe ?¿la FAA tiene e-114? o tucano.quiero el e-114 o eltucano

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cmr arrbusto, e-mail, 11.07.2010 19:40

minombre es augusto tengo9 años,fui a la FAA me subi al e-114 o el e-312 y ¿donde consigo uno de estos?cuantas aspas tiene la elice. ¿ el e-114 existe ?¿la FAA tiene e-114? o tucano.quiero el e-114 o eltucano

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Supardjo, e-mail, 13.07.2010 15:34

EMB 314 Super Tucano adalah calon penjaga perbatasan indonesia dan malaysia, pesawat ringan berkemampuan hebat

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Firefox, e-mail, 21.10.2008 20:27

Tucano Argentine version

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Wladimir, e-mail, 04.07.2008 01:57

I am considered very exelent aircraft with well performances in Training,COIN and primary /secondary watching tasks duties.

i liked much if i desired much organized in future one little personal collection of Tucano /Supertucano planes
conformed by 1 AT-27 Tucano and 1 A-29 Supertucano real examples.

I knowed about admirer of Pilatus PC traines as personal planes why poses one or various examples but i am admired very much Tucano /Supertucano airplanes and desire poses how personal planes too.

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Angel, e-mail, 09.06.2007 22:14

I need information for Embraer EMB 312 TUCANO argentine version

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