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Super Tucano at Nellis

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posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 02:00 AM
super tucano at Nellis

Not exactly a black project, but cool never the less. Besides the Navy looking at these planes, they are also destined to be used in Afghanistan.

posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 02:11 AM
reply to post by gariac

Thanks Gariac - and congratulations to Bruce Smith- great quality. Especially liked the EWACS shots which looked looked quite messy - no injuries I hope.


[edit on 6-11-2009 by The Wave]

posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 03:50 AM
Bruce spends a lot of time at the fence. Many locations. He certainly knows his way around the base. Also check out the Nellis Spotters:
Nellis Spotters

They are young and dedicated. It's really nice to see new blood out there.

I have another photo coming from Tonopah, but I'm working on getting permission. Basically it is a shot of the NT-43A over what looks like the land east of the Tonopah Test Range.

It is this plane, but in a different location:

Or maybe there is another NT-43A, but I doubt it.

posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 07:19 AM
Just thought I'd throw in that these are the very planes that Blackwater (Xe) had ordered a few years ago. Not sure if they ever got any.

posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 08:14 AM
reply to post by Asktheanimals

Thanks again for some great shots Gariac!

Yes, Blackwater did purchase some, without the machine gun pods.

Tucano's are fantastic, I flew the T1 variant during basic training here in the UK and loved every second!!! Certainly a move up from Chipmunks and Bulldogs!

Would make a great choice for manned SOF close support.



posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 02:58 AM
The Superbird showed up today in a different configuration. I added the photo to the same webpage.

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