IRIS – Embraer 312 Tucano Project

Another military training turboprop aircraft will expand the IRIS collection titles : the EMB 312 Tucano.

It’s also used in the aerobatic squadron and air forces, especially in South America and Africa. IRIS introduced their new FSX / P3D project.

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    1. 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 new pilots.

      So you see, there are a lot of benefits to a plane like this. There are also a lot of comparable platforms, for example: Pilatus PC-21, Pilatus PC-7, Beechcraft T-6B Texan or Aermacchi SF-260 TP. Its a very succesful platform/idea!

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