first flight of a Nigerian owned Super Tucano took place on 17 April

Powered by a single 1,600 SHP Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68/3 turboprop engine, the Super Tucano carries two .50-caliber machine guns (200 rounds each) in the wings and can be configured with additional underwing weaponry such as 20 mm cannon pods, additional .50 cals, rockets pods, precision-guided munitions, and/or dumb bombs of up to 3,000 lbs. Photo via SNC

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