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Nigeria's Newly Acquired Tucano A-29s In Pictures

Nigeria's A-29 Super Tucano COIN aircraft READY !!
 

A-29 Tucano weapons loadout. Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, laser-guidance kits and ammunition. 100 GBU-12 (500 lb) Paveway II Tailkits; 100 GBU-58 (250 lb) Paveway II Tailkits; 400 Laser Guided Rockets including Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) rounds;  



2 000 MK-81 (250 lb) bombs; 5 000 2.75 inch (70 mm) Hydra 70 unguided rockets; 1 000 2.75 inch Hydra 70 unguided rockets (practice); and 20 000 rounds of .50 calibre machinegun ammunition.  



This is easily the most heavily armed and sophisticated aircraft in the history of the Nigerian air force for a light attack aircraft, which is melodramatic. Imagine having a 4th gen aircraft's with such incredible array of weaponry.  
 

The Nigerian contract included the supply of mission planning systems, mission debrief systems, ground training devices, spares, ground support equipment, and infrastructure as well as contractor logistics support for three years and five field service representatives in Nigeria  







The first Embraer/SNC A-29B Super Tucano light attack aircraft for Nigeria made its maiden flight on 16 April 2020.


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