Air International 1999-05
B.Taylor - Military Aircrew Training. What's Next? /Military aviation/ (2)
To aid visual conspicuity, the yellow flashes applied to the wings and tailplane of the RAF\Shorts Tucano T.1 display aircraft are now being applied fleet-wide.
Three-view drawing of the Embraer EMB-312 Tucano.
With its revised fin leading edge extension, just visible in this view, the Pilatus PC-9 (M) enjoys a high degree of structural commonality with the PC-7 Mk II.
Three-view drawing of the Pilatus PC-7 (???), note the early-style cockpit canopy and smaller dorsal fin than the PC-7 Mk II.
Three-view drawing of the Pilatus PC-9, note the smaller dorsal fin than the PC-9 Mk II.
In its current production form the Pilatus PC-7 Mk II is structurally similar to its more powerful stablemate, the PC-9.
This front cockpit instrument and control layout is indicative of that available for the PC-7 Mk II (M), the ‘M’ designation indicating the modular nature of the aircraft, where the choice of systems and avionics can be tailored to meet the needs of the customer's specific training requirement. This is likely to be an increasing feature of basic trainers, and might help reduce training costs and logistics support.
Known as the Beechcraft Mk II when selected as the winner of the JPATS contest, Raytheon's highly successful turboprop trainer will be known as the T-6A Texan II in US service. However, the aircraft for the NFTC programme will be known as the Harvard II.
Three-view drawing of the Raytheon T-6A Texan II.
In its TC-1 form, the PZL-130 Orlik is powered by a Walter turboprop engine. Note the large access doors to ease engine maintenance.
Three-view drawing of the PZL-130TC-1 Orlik.
Fourth prototype of the Daewoo KTX-1 first flew in June 1996. Compared to the first and second prototypes, it was fitted with a shortened nose and repositioned tailplane (lower set and further aft).
Three-view drawing of the Daewoo KT-1 Woong-Bee.
Super Tucano PP-ZTF second prototype sporting an aggressive shark's-mouth and armed with a pair of MAA-1 Mol air-to-air missiles. The Super Tucano has five weapon hardpoints and compared to the standard EMB-312, has a strengthened airframe to withstand the higher g loads.
Three-view drawing of the Embraer EMB-312H Super Tucano.