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Bruno
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 22:39

Should design Embraer 314 Super Tucano instead.

Felidae
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 01:47

A training Jet ?? With propeller. Rather unusual

Jan
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 20:10
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No Felidea, its not unusual. Its a so called turboprop, meaning its powered by a shaft turbine that deliveres its power via a motor shaft to the propeller. That allows the student to get familiar with operating a turbine. It has a lot of similarities to a regular turbine jet, like i.e. delayed spool up times and a broad range of speed. These planes also feature a lot of the systems a comparable fighter jet would have (navigation, weapon operation), so students can pratice in real world without using a regular jet aircraft. That drastically reduces the costs for training… Read more »