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EMBRAER A-27 Tucano

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Name A-27 Tucano
Manufacturer EMBRAER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Light
Type code L1T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Single
Position Nose mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

AOI EMB-312 Tucano
AOI Tucano
EMBRAER T-27 Tucano
EMBRAER A-27 Tucano
EMBRAER EMB-312 Tucano
SHORT Tucano
SHORT S-312 Tucano

EMBRAER A-27 Tucano

EMBRAER A-27 Tucano EMBRAER A-27 Tucano 3D


Basic and advanced trainer. In service since 1983. T-27 trainer development for Brazilian Air Force and used by most South American Air Forces to replace the CESSNA T-37. Egypt and Iraq were first overseas export customers. EMB-312F version with French avionics for French Air Force. A-29 (single seat) and AT-29 (two seats) stretched, more powerful versions for US Air Force trainer competition but later has been developed for Brazilian Air Force. Tucano T.Mk.1 licence production by SHORT for RAF, also delivered to Kuwait and Kenya.

Technical Data

Wing span 11.14 m36.549 ft <br />
Length 9.86 m32.349 ft <br />
Height 3.4 m11.155 ft <br />
Powerplant Variants:
  • EMB-312/T-27: 1 x 750 SHP P&WC PT6A-25C turboprop with 3 blade propeller.
  • S-321: 1 x 1.100 SHP Garrett TPE331-12 turboprop with 3 blade propeller.
  • EMB-312H: 1 x 1.250 SHP P&W PT6A-68 turboprop with 5 blade propeller.
Engine model

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 238 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 31753,175 kg <br />3.175 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL290 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC L Range 10341,034 nm <br />1,914,968 m <br />1,914.968 km <br />6,282,703.417 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving TUCA

None on SKYbrary