RAF Tucano T1

The T1 is a variant of the EMB 312 which was originally developed in Brazil in the late 70’s early 80’s

The ‘Short Tucano’ T1 is a two-seat operated by No 1 Flying Training School at RAF Linton-on-Ouse to provide fast jet, low level navigation and formation flying training. Student pilots fly around 130 hours before progressing to the Hawk T2 at RAF Valley

In 2007 there was a debate, in parliament, as to whether armed versions of the Tucano could replace Harriers and Tornados during close air support missions. The basis being they were just as manoeuvrable and quieter

This would make an excellent addition to global, particularly with the terrain and a nice bridge between GA to Fighter Jets.

General characteristics
• Crew: one–two
• Length: 32 ft 4 in (9.85 m)
• Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
• Height: 11 ft 1¾ in (3.40 m)
• Wing area: 208 ft² (19.3 m²)
• Empty weight: 4,447 lb (2,017 kg)
• Max. takeoff weight: 7,220 lb (3,275 kg)
• Powerplant: 1 × Garrett TPE331-12B turboprop, 1,100 shp (820 kW)
Performance
• Never exceed speed: 300 kts (322 mph, 518 km/h)
• Maximum speed: 274 kn (315 mph, 507 km/h) (at 10,000–15,000 ft)
• Cruise speed: 180/240 (low level) knots (253 mph, 407 km/h) (economy cruise)
• Stall speed: 69 kn (80 mph, 128 km/h) (flaps and gear down)
• Range: 900 nmi (1,035 miles, 1,665 km)
• Service ceiling: 34,000 ft (10,363 m)
• Rate of climb: 3,510 ft/min (17.8 m/s)
• Wing loading: 28.6 lb/ft² (140 kg/m²)
• Power/mass: 0.152 hp/lb (0.250 kW/kg)

Image Copyright Carl Woodend

Nice request! If anyone is interested I have created requests for the BAe Hawk T.1/T.2, which is the RAF advanced fast jet trainer, and the Pilatus PC-21, which has a similar layout to the Tucano, but is significantly faster (max speed 370 knots). If you would like to have aircraft like these in an upcoming update, please show your support by liking and voting for features such as these.

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Why don’t you change the title to include all tucanos, not just the license built RAF ones. The original Embraer Tucano had a less powerful engine than those built for the RAF, but still see service with many countries across the world as both trainers and light attack aircraft. There’s also the Super Tucano to consider. My point is that there are many operators of tucano aircraft worldwide, not just the RAF.

Indeed, i think it’s easier to name countries that don’t operate them in one variant or another! A very cool and popular aircraft

However if they are different models i guess they should be within separate requests

Okay, I’ll make a request for the Embraer Tucano.

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Done!