Embraer EMB-314 / A-29 SUPER TUCANO

The Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano is a development of the Embraer EMB-312H, a model specially designed for “helicopter killer” missions that started in 1991. The basis aircraft for both projects is the versatile EMB-312 Tucano training model, modified to perform attack missions and light ground support with a more powerful engine and various weapon options such as guns, bombs, unguided rockets and air-to-air missiles. From 1996 Brazil began the development of the “ALX program” that ended with the acquisition of 99 units of the A-29, 66 two-seater designated A-29B and 33 single-seaters, designated as A-29 ALX version. A dozen countries have chosen the Super Tucano for their light ground support missions, due to its excellent flight and maneuver capabilities, being a considerable success for Embraer company.

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Light attack and training aircraft

Entered service



2: pilot and navigator or student

Combat weight

5,400 kg

Dimensions (length x wingspan x height)

11.38 x 11.14 x 3.97 meters

Wing area

19.40 m2

Power plant

1 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A.68C turbopropeller

Power, (total)

1,600 shp


Max. 590 km/h – Cruise 520 km/h

Climb rate

984 meters per minute

Ceiling, (maximum)

10,600 meters


1,300 km

Combat radius

550 km with 1,500 kg of weapons


2 x 12.7mm FN Herstal M3P internal mountings and 5 hardpoints for 1,550 kg of ordnance

Guns, (external pods)

Type: GIAT M.20A1, 1x20mm – FN Herstal M3P, 1×12.7mm – Dillon Aero M.134, 4 x 7.62mm MG


Unguided type: Mk.81 – Mk.82 – M.117 – BLG.252 – BINC.300 – Guided type: SMKB.82 – Paveway II


Type: 70mm LM-70/19 – 70mm LAU-68 A/G

Air-to-air missiles

Type: AIM.9L Sidewinder – Piranha 1A – Python 3 – Python 4

Air-to-surface missiles

Type: Maverick – Roketsan Cirit


260 in service in 16 countries