For your Friday viewing pleasure, here’s some cool B-roll of the Super Tucano in action. Embraer recently gave DT a whirlwind visit it’s headquarters and production lines, hence the plethora of coverage of Brazilian-made military aircraft.
The Super T is a pretty cool airplane for what it’s designed to do; provide close air support and surveillance in counterinsurgency operations with a smattering of training thrown in.
The plane’s got an armored, glass cockpit similar to newer or upgraded fourth-gen fighters and can carry 3,420 pounds of bombs, rockets, bullets and even an electro-optical/infrared sensor ball. With external fuel tanks the Super T can stay aloft for about eight hours supporting ground troops and then land at remote airfields to refuel and rearm.