Super Tucano: Battle-Ready Brazilian

Following last month’s article on the Tucano, in this issue João Paulo Moralez tells the story of Embraer’s successor – the Super Tucano.

A logical development of Embraer’s EMB-312 Tucano, the EMB-314 Super Tucano shares its predecessor’s advanced trainer pedigree, but where the former could be equipped for a secondary armed role, the Super Tucano adds dedicated light attack to its capability. With both turboprops seating their crew on tandem ejection seats under a large canopy, the two aircraft are clearly from the same family line, yet beyond such basic similarities and a common wing design, they are quite different machines.

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