Air International 1992-09
Flying colours
Shorts Tucano T.Mk 1 of No 7 Flying Training School, Royal Air Force Church Fenton, September 1990. Aircraft finished in RAF Support Command high visibility red and white colour scheme, incorporating a non-standard Toucan tail marking which is repeated on the starboard side.
Shorts Tucano T.Mk 51 ‘819’, formerly ZH212, of the Kenyan '82 Air Force and operated in the weapons training role for which four underwing pylons are fitted. This is one of 12 aircraft delivered, beginning in June 1990.
Embraer T-27 Tucano of Esquadrilha da Fumaca (Smoke Squadron), officially known as Esquadrao de Demonstracao Aerea (EDA), Forca Aerea Brasileira, Air Force Academy, Pirassununga, late-1987. EDA badge shown below right.
Embraer EMB-312 Tucano of II Escuadron, Grupo Aereo Escuela, Escuela de Aviacion Militar (Military Aviation School), Fuerza Aerea Argentina, based at Cordoba, 1991. Devoid of roundels, the serial (E-105) is only carried on the nosewheel door.
EMB-312H Tucano fitted with a 750shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25C turboprop and having a lengthened fuselage. First flight September 9, 1991.
'Esquadrilha da Fumaca' EMB-312 Tucanos showing the underside colour scheme.
One of the Shorts-built Tucanos departing on its delivery flight to Kenya. It carries a similar red and white scheme to that applied to RAF T.Mk 1s.