lordarpad
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Super Tucano Armament and Refueling

Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:20 pm

Hi all

I have been thinking about this bird a lot recently, since it is such a nice cheap fighter/bomber. One question that has me puzzled is aerial refueling, which probably would be easiest done USAF style with a boom? I can't really see a pull prop and a probe mix well ...

my second question is whether one could substitute the 12.7 mm guns with the 13.5 mm Russian

my far distant third question is a navalized STOBAR version with folding wings  

does anybody have any ideas/comments?

Thanks

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Super Tucano Armament and Refueling

Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:46 pm

Quoting lordarpad (Thread starter):
does anybody have any ideas/comments?

  There's a dearth of more intriguing topics on MilAv...so here goes   ...

Quoting lordarpad (Thread starter):
I have been thinking about this bird a lot recently,
http://www.laaviacion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/25.jpg
http://www.laaviacion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/25.jpg


Quoting lordarpad (Thread starter):
since it is such a nice cheap fighter/bomber.

Not too sure about cheap...          .

Quoting lordarpad (Thread starter):
One question that has me puzzled is aerial refueling,

That's really puzzling unless one wants to drag STs across a vast distance for a very critical mission   ...

Quoting lordarpad (Thread starter):
which probably would be easiest done USAF style with a boom?

.....besides, which slow-moving (KC-130?) tanker comes equipped with a boom?

Quoting lordarpad (Thread starter):
my second question is whether one could substitute the 12.7 mm guns with the 13.5 mm Russian

May be possible with a bit of modification...but why go through all the trouble for a little increase in firepower?

Quoting lordarpad (Thread starter):
my far distant third question is a navalized STOBAR version with folding wings

Now, this has me stumped thinking of a suitable carrier  . Maybe they could reactivate LHA-1 as the Emb-314 doesn't need a very long flight deck?    .....

http://www.aircav.com/dodphoto/Ships/LHA1-Tarawacrs.jpg
http://www.aircav.com/dodphoto/Ships/LHA1-Tarawacrs.jpg
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RE: Super Tucano Armament And Refueling

Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:33 am

Found this photo of a boom-equipped B-29.....

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/KC97.jpg

.....though am not aware of any other tanker (TP or helo) similarly fitted. In any case, highly doubtful the ST could handle the fuel flow.

Quoting lordarpad (Thread starter):
I can't really see a pull prop and a probe mix well ...

Additionally, there's hardly space on the ST for a receptacle...where the boom wouldn't run afoul of the prop...so a refueling probe and a boom with an adapter might be needed anyway...thus bringing the whole setup back to your original quandary.


Incidentally, the Emb-314's qualities are reaffirmed.....

http://www.defensenews.com/article/2...odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
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