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Product Name: Short S-312 Tucano T1 RAF Model
Code: Short S-312 Tucano T1 RAF
Category: Military Airplanes - Jet
Era: Recent
Body Length :15.00 inches [38.10 cm.] Height : 5.15 inches [13.10 cm.]
Wing Span : 17.20 inches [43.70 cm.] Scale : 1:26
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Model Specific Information


The Short Tucano T1 (S.312) is a two-seat turboprop basic trainer used by the Royal Air Force. It is a licence-built version of the Brazilian Embraer EMB-312 Tucano, and is also used by the air forces of Kenya and Kuwait.

[edit]Design and development

The Short Tucano was developed by the Northern Irish Short Brothers company in order to meet a requirement to replace the Jet Provost as the basic trainer for the RAF, as laid down in Air Staff Target 412. It is an adaptation of the Embraer EMB-312 Tucano fitted with the more powerful 1,100 shp (820 kW) Garrett turboprop engine in place of the EMB-312's 750 shp (560 kW) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engine, to give higher climb performance.

Aside from a different powerplant, the other differences between the Short Tucano and the EMBRAER Tucano are:

  • A strengthened airframe
  • A new cockpit layout similar to the Hawk advanced trainer
  • A four-bladed propeller, as opposed to three-bladed
  • Ventral airbrake and restyled wingtips
  • The fitting of Martin-Baker MB 8LC ejection seats for both crew
  • A new oxygen system
  • A new flight data recorder
  • A modified canopy

The Tucano was selected in 1985 in preference to the Swiss Pilatus PC-9 and the British Hunting Firecracker. The first Garrett-engined Tucano flew in Brazil on 14 February 1986, with the first Shorts built production aircraft flying on 30 December 1986.[1] The decision to replace the 750 PT-6 engine used in the standard EMBRAER model with the 1,100 shp (820 kW) Garrett TPE331-12B engine and "bird-strike" proofing of the cockpit canopy to UK standards (combined with the fitting of Martin Baker ejection seats) caused a number of problems which delayed the introduction of the aircraft into service until 1989.

[edit]Operational history

Since first deliveries to the RAF in 1989, the Tucano has been operated primarily from No 1 Flying Training School at RAF Linton-on-Ouse to provide basic fast-jet lead-in flying training to RAF and RN student pilots. The deployment is officially to 72 (Reserve) Squadron207 (Reserve) Squadron and 76 Squadron (Tucano Air Navigation Squadron).[citation needed] Student pilots fly around 130 hours during their training course on the Tucano before progressing to the Hawk T1 aircraft at RAF Valley.

In service the Tucano has proven to be 70% cheaper to operate than its predecessor, with a greater range and endurance than the Jet Provost.[citation needed] One of the key performance requirements was that it can climb to 15,000 ft (4,600 m) in six minutes, in comparison to the Jet Provost's 15 minutes; this gave considerably more training value for each one-hour sortie.


Short Tucano T1 at RIAT 2005.
Tucano T1
Two-seat basic trainer for the RAF - 130 delivered (one other aircraft (T42) was severely damaged by a bomb blast whilst in final assembly and was never completed).
Tucano Mk.51
Export version for Kenya - 12 delivered (13 were flown as the first was lost in trials in Feb 1990, killing Shorts Chief Test Pilot Allan Deacon).
Tucano Mk.52
Export version for Kuwait - 16 delivered.


Royal Air Force Tucano in 2010 painted for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain to represent a Spitfire of No. 92 Squadron RAF as flown by Brian Kingcomein 1940
 United Kingdom
General Information

Our PlaneArts Short S-312 Tucano T1 RAF Model scale model aircraft exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes standard with a robust , durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished chrome steel supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.


The S312 model airplane is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The S-312 model aircrafts paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original Tucano . This top-quality S312 replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This S312 model plane is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for every aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual Short S-312 Tucano T1 RAF Model.

We can also make bespoke scale replicas exactly to your requirements of any other military jet aircraft, bomber or jet fighter from the early days of aviation through major times of world conflict to the present day.  These jet model airplanes span a whole era of Military Aviation from World War II onwardsI.


There are many types of military jet aircraft, but the basic types are bombers, fighters, fighter bombers, spotter planes, transporters, patrol aircraft, trainers, and reconnaissance and observation aircraft. All of these types of aircraft are used for different types of missions. If you're a fan of historic or present day military aviation, our model aircraft will bring the excitement and character of these aircraft right into your own home. 

We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military propeller, warplane jets,, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce model airship, blimp, dirigible, blimps, boat,and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. and if necesary in a different size or scale. Just email us a description or photographs with colours and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customisation. Wholesale and retail and general customization inquiries welcome.


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