1995 former French Air Force Embraer Tucano.
It served in the French Air Force for 20 years before eventually being imported to the United States.
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.
France used the airplane for training purposes only but a total of 13 foreign militaries around the world used and continue to use the Tucano not only for training, but also for ground attack and close air support. You won't find an airplane with more honest flight characteristics. At high and slow speeds the Tucano is wonderfully balanced and light on the controls. There is simply no way to describe the wonderful sense of confidence the airplane's sturdy construction and good control harmony inspires
It is one of only a very few Brazilian Tucanos currently flying in the United States.
Aircraft is currently disassembled and on a shipping/transport fixture. Can be delivered to you anywhere in the US. Will also fit completely into 40' High cube container for international shipment. I will help get it anywhere in the world.
Please let me know what questions you have. Its a beautiful very low time airplane in exceptional condition.
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