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Comparison of Supermarine Spitfire and Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano (A-29)


Direct side-by-side comparison of two aircraft.


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SUBJECTS
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Va
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano
Trainer / Counter-Insurgency / Light Attack / Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft
BASICS
CREW
1
CREW
2
PRODUCTION
20,351 units [Diff.+20,146]
PRODUCTION
205 units [Diff.-20,146]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
29.92 ft (9.12 m) [Diff.-7.25 ft]
LENGTH
37.17 ft (11.33 m) [Diff.+7.25 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
36.84 ft (11.23 m) [Diff.+0.30 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
36.55 ft (11.14 m) [Diff.-0.30 ft]
HEIGHT
9.91 ft (3.02 m) [Diff.-3.12 ft]
HEIGHT
13.02 ft (3.97 m) [Diff.+3.12 ft]
SIZE COMPARISON
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of the screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in the database then the presented shapes may appear skewed.
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Va
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Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT
4,998 lb (2,267 kg) [Diff.-1,660 lb]
EMPTY WT
6,658 lb (3,020 kg) [Diff.+1,660 lb]
MTOW
6,418 lb (2,911 kg) [Diff.-5,046 lb]
MTOW
11,464 lb (5,200 kg) [Diff.+5,046 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
1 x Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 liquid-cooled V-12 inline piston engine developing 1,478 horsepower driving a three- or four-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
1 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68C turboprop engine developing 1,600 horsepower and driving a five-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
369 mph (594 kph) [Diff.+2 mph]
SPEED
367 mph (590 kph) [Diff.-2 mph]
RANGE
1,135 miles (1,827 km) [Diff.-639 miles]
RANGE
1,774 miles (2,855 km) [Diff.+639 miles]
CEILING
36,499 ft (11,125 m) [Diff.+1,493 feet]
CEILING
35,007 ft (10,670 m) [Diff.-1,493 feet]
ARMAMENT
VARIABLE - dependent on production model:

(A) 8 x 7.7mm Browning machine guns in wings
(B) 2 x 20mm Hispano cannons and 4 x 7.7mm Browning machine guns in wings.
(C) 4 x 20mm Hispano cannons in wings
(E) 2 x 20mm Hispano cannons and 2 x 12.7mm Browning heavy machine guns OR 4 x 7.7mm Browning machine guns in wings.

Fighter-Bomber forms introduced provision for 1 x 500lb drop bomb under centerline fuselage and 2 x 250lb drop bombs under the wings (one to a wing). Support for high-explosive aerial rockets was added later. Fuel drop tanks were also available on specific production marks.
STANDARD:
1 x 20mm cannon in under-fuselage pod.
2 x 12.7mm FN Herstal M3P Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs).

AIR-TO-AIR ORDNANCE:
2 x AIM-9 "Sidewinder" short-range air-to-air missiles.
2 x MAA-1 "Piranha" air-to-air missiles.
2 x "Python" Mark 3/ Mark 4 air-to-air missiles.

AIR-TO-GROUND ORDNANCE:
4 x 70mm rocket launcher pods.
Conventional Drop Bombs.
Precision-Guided / Laser-Guided Bombs.

Also gun pods, cannon pods, and jettisonable fuel tanks.
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