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Embraer EMB-314 "Super Tucano"

Light-Attack Aircraft

The Final Word in Counter-Insurgency.

The EMB-314 'Super Tucano' is built by Embraer of Brazil and represents an excellent entry into the category of advanced airman training and light attack. Introduced in 2003, the light-class aircraft is capable of low-and-slow loitering and attack actions with support for many in-service weapon solutions including rocket pods, gun pods, cannon pods, dumb/precision bombs, and even air-to-air/air-to-surface missiles. The design is an inherently rugged, proven system that has seen increasing interest from foreign parties for its versatility. To date, some 250 units have been produced and these stock the inventories of the rebuilding Afghan Air Force as well as the established forces of Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines and others.
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Mission Roles

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All-Modern Light-Attacker

The Super Tucano is cleared to use all manner of modern, in-service missiles and bombs as well as rocket and gun pods. This showcases an inherent versatility required of counter-insurgency platforms sought after by global powers to fight today's wars.

Two Heads Better Than One

A second crewman in the tandem seating arrangement reduces pilot load and increases situational awareness - therefore longer mission times and enhanced survivability can be had.

A Cockpit for the Modern Pilot

The Super Tucano cockpits are of an all-modern, ergonomic design putting all applicable system and mission controls within easy reach. The rear position is dominated by three full-color Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) designed to ease operation and workload.

Proven Export Success

Developed with affordability in mind, the Super Tucano has already proven to be a global success with operators numbering nearly twenty.


Active, In-Service (21 yrs)
Embraer Defense and Security (Embraer SA) - Brazil
250 Units
18 Total

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Afghanistan; Angola; Brazil; Burkina Faso; Chile; Colombia; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Ghana; Honduras; Indonesia; Lebanon; Mali; Mauritania; Nigeria; Philippines; Senegal; United States

(List includes former, current, and potential operating nations)
EMB-314: 1 x Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) PT6A-68C turboprop engine developing 1,604 horsepower driving a five-bladed propeller unit at the nose.

(Assuming optimal flying/environmental conditions)
Maximum Speed
367 mph | 590 kph | 319 kts
Cruising Speed
323 mph | 520 kph | 281 kts
Service Ceiling
35,105 ft | 10,700 m | 6.65 miles
Operational Range
826 miles | 1,330 km | 718 nm
3,230 ft/min | 985 m/min
(Showcased performance statistics pertain to the EMB-314 production model)
37.34 feet (11.38 meters)
36.58 feet (11.15 meters)
13.02 feet (3.97 meters)
(Showcased measurements pertain to the EMB-314 production model)
7,055 lb (3,200 kg)
11,905 lb (5,400 kg)
(Showcased weights pertain to the EMB-314 production model)
2 x 12.7mm FN Herstal M3P Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs) in wing (one per wing); Externally-held ordnance across four underwing hardpoints (two hardpoints to a wing) and 1 x Fuselage centerline hardpoint. Armament types include Air-to-Air Missiles (AAMs), Air-to-Surface Missiles (ASMs), rocket pods, gun pods, cannon pods, precision-guided bombs, conventional drop bombs, and jettisonable fuel stores. Supported Types:

Automatic Cannon graphic Automatic Cannon(s)
Air-to-Air Missile graphic Air-to-Air Missiles
Air-to-Surface Missile graphic Air-to-Surface Missiles
Precision-Guided Bomb graphic Precision-Guided Bombs
Conventional Drop Bomb graphic Conventional Drop Bombs
Attack Rocket graphic Rockets / Rocket Pods
Additional Fuel Tank graphic Additional Fuel
EMB-314 - Base Series Designation
"Super Tucano" - Official Series Name.
ALX - Alternative project name.
A-29 - Alternative designation for attack types.

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