Close Air Support (CAS)/Light Attack Aircraft Comparison


A-29 Super Tucanos fly over Kabul, Afghanistan, April 28, 2016 (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry Reid, Jr.).

A-29 Super Tucanos fly over Kabul, Afghanistan, April 28, 2016 (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry Reid, Jr., https://www.afcent.af.mil/Units/380th-Air-Expeditionary-Wing/Photos/igphoto/2001532818/).

Posted: October 14, 2020 | Completed: August 17, 2020
How do various CAS/light attack aircraft compare to each other?

DSIAC was asked to compare the specifications of a variety of light attack aircraft, including the A-29 Super Tucano, AT-6 Wolverine, Textron AirLand Scorpion, AHRLAC Holdings Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC), Bronco Combat Systems Bronco II, Air Tractor AT-802U, and Scaled Composites Agile Responsive Effective Support aircraft. Desired comparison specifications encompassed aircraft measurements, weight, range, g-load, speed, payload, hardpoints, cost, and operational cost. DSIAC also included aircraft and aircraft systems descriptions, production statuses, aircraft users, cockpit, training capabilities, and other relevant information. This information was compiled from open sources, original equipment manufacturer sites, and the DTIC Research & Engineering Gateway.

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