EMBRAER 312F TUCANO. It is a former French Air Force primary and advanced trainer. It served in the French Air Force for 20 years before eventually being imported to the United States to Eugene Oregon, where it is based.
Embraer Brazil designed the Tucano to be a cost effective replacement for aging, fuel-guzzling jet trainers around the world. To minimize cost they used as many off-the-shelf parts as possible. The engine is a Pratt-Whitney PT6 known for its rugged reliability. Landing gear comes directly from a Piper Navajo (look at the Piper markings stamped into the scissors!). Cleveland wheels and brakes were used along with Unison ignition, Hartzell propeller, Parker Airborne fuel pumps and many other off-the-shelf parts. Not many warbirds have parts that are available overnight for an affordable price.
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