The EMB 312 Tucano is a real
beauty. Anyone who likes the war birds is bound to love this airplane. The kit
includes a fiberglass fuselage, and is cover with a top quality military color
scheme coating (similar to monokote). Once in the air, the EMB 312 truly
shines with its exceptional flight characteristics. The wing loading has been
optimized to make it exceptionally nimble and capable of a variety of different
maneuvers. The EMB 312 Tucano RC Plane can perform loops easily from level
flight. Crisp rolls, loops, inverted flight and more are all possible with the
EMB 312 Tucano Nitro Powered RC Airplane!
The EMB 312 Tucano is a low-wing turboprop-powered two seat basic-advanced
military trainer aircraft Recognition features include low-set unswept wings.
The rudder extends beyond the trailing edge of the tailplane. Large clear view
canopy covering the tandem cockpit, with the rear seat higher than the front.
Large exhausts on the forward cowling sides
Wing Span : 65 in / 1650 mm
Wing Area : 662 sq in / 43 sq dm
Flying Weight : 9.25lb / 4200 g
Fuselage Length : 59 in / 1500 mm
Engine Required : 4 C: 1.20 cu in
Radio Required : 5channels ; 8 - 9 servos
The Tucano, known in Brazil as the T-27, is used in the missions of basic
training, tactical support and war against drugs. This basic trainer is a
aircraft with tandem seats. The Tucano was sold to Brasilia, Egypt, Honduras,
Iraq, Venezuala, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay and Iran. A modified version,
developed together with Shorts, was sold to the British RAF. There is also a
production line in Egypt.
The Embraer EMB.312 was born of a request by the Brazilian Aeronautics Ministry
to design a basic trainer that could replace the T-37C which was then in
use by the Brazilian Air Force. Designed in 1978 under Joseph Kovacs, the
EMB.312 is a single-engine turboprop, low wing, equipped with a turbine Pratt
&Whitney Canada PT6A-25C of 750shp, driving a three-bladed propeller, with
student and instructor sitting in tandem under a single hood, opening sidelong.
The ejection seats are placed so that the instructor, sitting behind in a higher
position, has almost complete visibility ahead.
On 6 December 1978, the Ministry of Aeronautics and Embraer signed an initial
contract of development, including two prototypes and two examples for fatigue
testing. The first prototype took off for the first time on 16 August 1980,
registered as FAB 1300; the second prototype, FAB 1301, accomplished its first
flight in December of the same year. A third prototype, incorporating the
modifications foreseen for incorporation into the production models, received
the experimental civilian registration PP-ZDK, and flew on 16 August 1982. The
EMB.312 was christened Tucano (Toucan); receiving the FAB designation T-27 (or
AT-27, for those used in light attack missions). From the 168 examples acquired,
the first six examples were to equip the FAB Air Demonstration Squadron and
these were delivered on 29 September 1983.
The RAF's basic flying trainer is the Tucano T1, which is powered by a Garrett
TPE331 turbo-prop engine. The Tucano replaced the venerable Jet Provost in RAF
service, the turbo-prop design being chosen for its greater fuel efficiency and
lower operating costs. The handling of the Tucano is very jet-like, and its
tandem cockpit layout prepares the student pilot for progression to the Hawk T1
advanced flying trainer and thence to fast-jet aircraft on the front line. Like
all RAF training aircraft, Tucanos have recently been painted in an all black
colour scheme. This high-visibility scheme has been selected as it has been
demonstrated that the human eye can pick out black against a background more
readily than any other colour.
The Super Toucano Super Emb-312 Toucan ALX (AT-29) is a single-engine turboprop
of new generation, with spaced out seats in tandem, made to size for multiple
applications, including missions of internal security, operational support,
antiguerrilla and basic/advanced training. The aircraft is available in versions
of one or two places, in accordance with the mission the one that if destines.
The up-powered EMB-312H Super Tucano, was developed during the early 1990s and
offered to the US in JPAATS contest. The aircraft was also a contender for the
NATO Flying Training in Canada program. A single seat version, the EMB-312H ALX,
has since been ordered by Brazil for specialist ground attack units.
In November 2002 the Colombian Defense Ministry bowed out of a deal to buy 24
Tucano aircraft after word from the US Southern Command that the proposed $234
million purchase could jeopardize aid to Colombia.