RAZBAM A-29 Super Tucano

I hadn’t even thought about multicrew - that really is going to be awesome.

I love the concept of multicrewing in the L-39 but with no countermeasures you can’t really do much…but I assume the Super Tucano has flares. It would be awesome to zip around doing COIN with 2 pairs of eyes.

The A-29 has a TGP capability which I presume would be the backseater’s primary responsibility. They’ve also been photographed dropping flares so I presume it has both chaff and flares. Twin 50s in the wings, four hardpoints, can employ IR AAMs, various bombs, PGMs, etc. – it’s a pretty capable aircraft.

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Soon…

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Dude in the back seat has his phone up and is snapping pics!

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I don’t believe there is a flyable turboprop plane in DCS. Looking forward to the low-and-slow (slower than A-10) mission possibilities.

Are they moving backwards to stall?

I sometimes think the only reason they put Cows into DCS is so the A-10C isn’t the slowest thing in the sim anymore. :wink:

A Tucano would be fun, especially with both seats working fully in MP.

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Cough cough Huey Cough cough

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Hey now! Technically Gazelle is slower! :stuck_out_tongue:

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I’m disqualifying anything that can legitimately go backwards or has a cheese shredder on the front. :slight_smile:

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For those curious, here is a writeup on flying the A-29: http://awin.aviationweek.com/Portals/aweek/media/articles/P.R._SuperTucano_06_06_2011.html

It looks like the A-29 should be able to fill a similar trainer role as with the L39, in addition to combat capabilities.

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Cool read. The question I’m interested in is, does it have RWR? In DCS threat environment, this is pretty important…

I can’t find any specifics beyond the AN/AAR-60 and a generic RWR. I’d imagine it depends on customer request/requirements. The AN/AAR-60 should alert for all missiles, not just radar tracking, though it means a missile’s gotta be fired first for it to go psycho.

I cannot answer that for you but i can tell you it has a very low heat signature design. One of its biggest selling points so i wonder how that will play out in simulation.

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Look, is that a .50 cal in the wing? Yay! Tuccano vs Messerschmitt :smiley: :salute:

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Didn’t know they had internal guns…

This is one module I’d be very interested in playing.

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I wish it were coming out soon enough for me to start “training“ my kids with it…but the EB-101 / C-101CC is great too… They both earned restrictions from electronics for a week though…so my squadron has to get their homework done in the future before they can rain down freedom (cough) on Iran… :rofl:

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Ah yes, another superb use for the word “grounded” - how could you miss that opportunity?!

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I-16 with Rockets anyone?

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