Tucano question at Nellis

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Tucano question at Nellis

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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...

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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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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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It says 'Fury' on the rear of the aircraft. :smile:

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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

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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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Cute, cute, cute.

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Great catch, one for the mags?? :clap: :clap:

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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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Can't see any DAS... Theatre Entry Standard....? Great catch though.

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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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now thats a sexy aircraft!!! :rock:
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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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