Short Tucano T MK1 Military Trainer Aircraft
The Tucano was originally developed by Embraer of Brazil, when the Tucano T1 was selected in 1985 to replace the RAF's Jet Provost for basic flying training, Short strengthened the airframe and replaced the standard Pratt and Whitney power-plant with the more powerful Garrett turboprop. The operational cost of the Short Tucano T1 is less than one third of that of the old (1955) Jet Provost it replaced.
Sixty seven Tucano T1's are currently in service with the RAF's Flying Training School at RAF Linton-on-Ouse for basic flying training prior to advanced weapons training on the British Aerospace Hawk T.1A.
Short Tucano T MK1 Specifications:Shorts Tucano T MK1 Specifications:
- Crew: Instructor and student pilot
- Length: 32 ft 4 in (9.85 m)
- Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.28 m)
- Height: 11 ft 1¾ in (3.40 m)
- Empty weight: 4,447 lb (2,017 kg)
- Maximum takeoff weight: 7,220 lb (3,275 kg)
- Engine: Single 1,100 shp (820 kW) Garrett TPE331-12B turboprop
- Maximum speed: 315 mph (507 km/h)
- Stall speed: 80 mph (128 km/h)
- Range: 900 1,035 miles (1,665 km)
- Service ceiling: 34,000 ft (10,363 m)
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