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A-29 Super Tucano

The A-29 Super Tucano is the gold standard for light attack, combat and reconnaissance aircraft. Built in the U.S. by Sierra Nevada Corporation and its partner, Embraer Defense & Security, the A-29 has been selected by 16 air forces worldwide including Afghanistan and Lebanon. The A-29 is a versatile and powerful turboprop aircraft and is known for its rugged and durable design, which allows it to perform operations from unimproved runways and at forward operating bases in austere environments and rugged terrain. The A-29 is the only light attack aircraft in the world with a U.S. Air Force Military Type Certificate.

Built For The Mission

The A-29 is the ideal light attack aircraft solution. With an active production line and low operation and sustainment costs, the A-29 can easily transition into the field to enhance warfighter support and bring greater value and affordability to the customer.

  • Built to perform from unimproved runways in austere environments & rugged terrain
  • Combat-proven and selected by 14 air forces worldwide
  • Cost effective with low maintenance footprint
  • Only aircraft in its class with a U.S. Military Type Certificate

Combat Proven

  • More than 360,000 Flight Hours
  • More than 46,000 Combat Hours
  • 230+ Aircraft Delivered
  • 150+ Weapons Configurations Certified
  • U.S. Military Type Certificate Issued: Dec. 3, 2015


Crew One pilot on single-seat version, one pilot plus one navigator/student on double-seat version
G-limits +7/-3.5
Max level speed 320 Knots Indicated Air Speed (KIAS)
Cruise speed 281 KIAS
Stall speed 83 Knots Calibrated Air Speed (KCAS)
Service ceiling 35,000 ft
Max takeoff weight 11,904 lb
External payload 3,420 lb
Internal fuel 171 gal (1,121 lb)
External fuel Up to 245 gal (1,606 lb)
Endurance (internal fuel) 2.6 hours
Endurance (external fuel) 7.1 hours
Ferry Range (internal fuel) 450 nm
Ferry Range (external fuel) 1,562 nm


See how the A-29 Super Tucano can meet your mission needs.

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