Tucano question at Nellis

Tucano question at Nellis

Postby rogierottens on Tue 16 Mar 2010, 7:02 pm

Could somebody help me identifying this Tucano?
It landed at Nellis AFB on march 5th with callsign “Pony 1”.
The number on the plane says 163056 but in all databases that is a MH-53E.

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thanks helping me with the puzzle...

grtzz
Roger
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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby agdickie on Tue 16 Mar 2010, 7:05 pm

That'll be one of the beasties that USSOCOM are using to evaluate the SuperTuc as a CAS/ISTAR asset for special forces, believe the navy are the ones operating it? Fantastic catch! :drool: :clap:
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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby GertrudetheMerciless on Tue 16 Mar 2010, 7:06 pm

One suspects with the purpose of all the bits and pieces attached, and the lack of markings, the operator would rather we didn't know... :smile:
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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby vader34 on Tue 16 Mar 2010, 7:17 pm

MMMM nice, thats a tuccano I wouldn't mind seeing...

A little help from "google" brought up this http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3989450

HTH Stu
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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby Harlequin67 on Tue 16 Mar 2010, 7:31 pm

The programme that this aircraft is being reviewed under is "Imminent Fury".

The Bu No. on the side of the aircraft is false and is in fact correctly associated with a MH-53E.

These aircraft, if purchased, will provide air support for Navy SEAL type activities, hence the Navy bureau number.

Of note is the rearing stallion on the engine cover.

A great catch of a very interesting machine.
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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby Epic Formacion on Tue 16 Mar 2010, 9:33 pm

Cute, cute, cute.
Watermarks - yeah, but no, but yeah but.............NO!!
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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby Arno 01 on Tue 16 Mar 2010, 9:49 pm

Great catch, one for the mags?? :clap: :clap:
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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby 747woody on Wed 17 Mar 2010, 12:36 am

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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby Operti on Wed 17 Mar 2010, 5:42 am

Great catch! I really love the Super Tuc!
Isn't it from Blackwater?

Next month there will be dozens of them here, can't wait to see those humming birds.




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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby rockape on Wed 17 Mar 2010, 6:31 pm

Can't see any DAS... Theatre Entry Standard....? Great catch though.
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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby coanda on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 10:25 am

My word, I bet 'they' would rather you hadn't taken a photo of that......lovely catch....get it to the mags!
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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby tankbuster81 on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 12:09 pm

now thats a sexy aircraft!!! :rock:
Don't bother running, you'll only die tired!!
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Re: Tucano question at Nellis

Postby slowrun on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 4:47 pm

This is similar to the Supertuc the R A F are looking at for use in Afghanistan. With its 6 hour endurance they are looking at a system similar to cab rank used in ww2.
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