The aircraft, which will be assembled in the country, is the experimental military version of the Tucano-R from the Italian company Flying Legend.
The Dominican Air Force ( FAD ) reported that it will assemble, at its facilities, the Dulus TP-75 single- engine aircraft . Although the original model on which it is based was not indicated, from the published images it can be specified that it is the experimental military version of the Tucano Replica sports plane , a product of the Italian firm Flying Legend.
The aircraft, displaying the FAD paint scheme, carried out a demonstration flight on February 17 at the San Isidro Air Base , under the command of a pilot from the manufacturing firm and carrying on board the general commander of the air component, Major General Carlos Febrillet Rodríguez .
According to official information, the name assigned to the Dominican model is Dulus , which means “cigua…palm tree”, and bears the identification TP-75 . For the rest, the flight demonstration was part of the events scheduled to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Dominican Air Force.
Although the Air Force has specified the use that will be given to the aircraft, it is understood that this new acquisition refers to the “ten aircraft for reconnaissance and surveillance” announced last October by President Luis Abinader Corona, as reported by Infodefensa.com
To support this presumption, the prototype presented, in addition to the paint scheme that is identical to that of the Embraer EMB-314 / A-29 Super Tucano , sports the emblem of the Combat Squadron on the fuselage , to which those aircraft are also attached. FAD planes.
The Tucano Replica
The Tucano-R Experimental is the recent military version of the sports plane developed by Flying Legend, which is a replica -70% of its size- of the Embraer EMB-312 Tucano.
It is an aircraft of metallic construction (aluminum), with tandem seats for two crew members and a retractable gear. The version chosen by the FAD is equipped with a turbocharged Rotax 915 iS engine with a four-blade propeller, which allows it to reach a speed of 287 km/h and a maximum range of 1,166 km.
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