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A-29?
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:47 AM

I read in this morning's paper about the Afgan Air Force using A-29s on some attack missions.  That is a new one on me.  Could these be old T-29s converted to an attack craft, like a Spooky?  Or, what is it?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:53 AM

A-29 Super Tucano - one bad ass aircraft...

http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/502897/a-29-super-tucano-arrives-at-moody-afb/

There are kits out on this particular aircraft

 

 

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:18 AM

Looks like it's suitable for a private pilot with a single engine land rating!  I'll bet even I could fly that thing!  Thanks for the info.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:46 PM

There are few youtube videos of Super Tucano in action in Afganistan

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Posted by carsandplanes on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:22 PM

Here is a video with military personnell speaking about it.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkm-rS1Kk1Q

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:39 PM

I don’t know if I’d call it bad ass. It certainly is mean, with a decent weapons and warload. Meaner than an O-2, but not as much as an OV-10. Certainly not in the same league as the SPAD/Skyraider, A-37, or A-10. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:37 PM

The Brazillian airforce uses them for the demonstration squadron ( like the blue angles ).  The plane looks remarkably like the T6 Texan II US Airforce trainer.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:59 AM

Thanks, guys. I knew of the aircraft- didn't know its designation was A-29, just always heard it called the Super Tacono.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:00 AM

stikpusher

I don’t know if I’d call it bad ass. It certainly is mean, with a decent weapons and warload. Meaner than an O-2, but not as much as an OV-10. Certainly not in the same league as the SPAD/Skyraider, A-37, or A-10. 

 

 

No doubt it's not in the same league as a Skyraider. Slap on a shark mouth, now you got a mean looking aircraft! LOLOL!!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:35 PM

I am curious as to how rugged it is... sure it can drop some hurt, but can it take any? Even fighting insurgents who don’t have MANPADS, its gonna take ground fire. And the laws of averages and probabilities say that some hits will occur...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:34 PM

keavdog

The Brazillian airforce uses them for the demonstration squadron ( like the blue angles ).  The plane looks remarkably like the T6 Texan II US Airforce trainer.

 

I think it's more a case of the T-6 looks like the Tacano!Cool

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:35 PM

Here you go Don, if you're interested in a kit of the Super Tucano:

 

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Model_Aircraft/brazilian-emb-312-tucano/HBB00081763/product.php?s=0&pg=1&ppp=48&sb=stocknumber&so=a&pr=1

 

See... shark mouth = one mean looking bird! LOL!!

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