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The first Texan II training aircraft arrived in Britain

The Beechcraft T-6C Texan II two first turboprop training aircraft arrived at the British Valley air base from the United States. bmpd.

All were ordered 10 aircraft. From 2019, they will be used for the main stage of training for the air force and navy as part of the new UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS).

The British Air Force contract with Affinity Flying Services was concluded in February 2016. Its value was 500 million pounds.

“According to the contract, Affinity Flying Services for 15 years (from 2019 to 2033) is to provide two stages of training for the British Armed Forces within the UKMFTS, for which the company buys and provides the appropriate aviation technique. At the same time, aircraft will carry British identification marks, designations and military numbers (from ZM323 to ZM332). Every year, 230 people of flight personnel should be trained, ”the material says.

The initial stage of flight training will be carried out on 23 lightweight turboprop TCB Grob G120TP (already delivered to Britain). For the main preparation phase, the X-NUMX training aircraft T-10C will be used.

The subsequent increased stage of flight training within the framework of the program will be provided by the Royal Air Forces themselves on the jet TCB BAE Systems Hawk T.2.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 21 February 2018 13: 13
    Cheap ... it certainly yes ... but still probably from screw to reactive relearn ... there are difficulties ...
    1. Warrior with machine gun
      Warrior with machine gun 21 February 2018 15: 58
      The budget of the old Britosia is bursting at the seams, not fat)))
  2. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 21 February 2018 13: 24
    The initial phase of flight training will be carried out on 23 light turboprops Rough G120TP
    Happy flying Anglo-Saxons on their Roughah wassat (heartily)!
    1. nik-karata
      nik-karata 21 February 2018 13: 28
      ... 23 light turboprop TCB Grob G120TP

      laughing just removed from the language !!!
      1. x.andvlad
        x.andvlad 21 February 2018 13: 32
        For good people do not mind! Let them fly ...
  3. Lexus
    Lexus 21 February 2018 13: 39
    I believe that the Americans will adopt the attack aircraft on the basis of the T-6C Texan II. Painfully successful car came out. The EMB-314 Super Tucano is also good and has become widespread in the world, but the Americans will give preference to "purely" their car. Although, as attack aircraft, the one and the other, in my opinion, are suitable only to drive Bedouins with sticks through the desert.
    It remains to envy the competent segmentation of flight training.
    1. san4es
      san4es 21 February 2018 14: 57
      Quote: lexus
      I believe that the Americans will adopt the attack aircraft on the basis of the T-6C Texan II. It’s painfully successful car came out ...

      hi The use of weapons and aerobatics

      Engine Type 1 TVR Pratt Whitney Canada PT6A-68
      Power, hp 1 x 1100
      Maximum speed km / h
      at height 574
      off the ground xnumx
      Cruising speed, km / h 426
      Practical range, km 1574
      Maximum rate of climb, m / min 1200
      Practical ceiling, m 10670
      Max. operational load 7
      Crew 2
      Armament: Combat load - at 6 nodes of the suspension
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 21 February 2018 15: 05
        Thanks for the quality vidos! hi
        For now, I can’t even imagine anything like a Yak-152 dropping a UAB.
        1. san4es
          san4es 21 February 2018 15: 19
          Quote: lexus
          ... Yak-152, dropping UAB.

          ... He would have more horses fellow two times. soldier
          1. Lexus
            Lexus 21 February 2018 15: 29
            By the way, in vain here the guys on the Grob G120 with "jokes" attacked. The finest German machine for the initial, I would even say "starting" training. good
            1. san4es
              san4es 21 February 2018 15: 44
              Quote: lexus
              ... for the initial, I would even say "starting" training. good

              what ... It should be just for this and go:
              Grob G 120TP can be positioned as a civilian aircraft, it is rarely used in private operation, moreover, this is often associated with a very high cost and expensive maintenance.

              The power plant of the aircraft model Grob G 120TP presented powerful turboprop aircraft engine Rolls-Royce M250-B17F, with output power of 456 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to accelerate to the speed of 435 km \ h. (cruising speed of flight). Through the use of turboprop aircraft capable of quickly gaining speed, and easily overcome even high positive and negative overload, which, in fact, makes it sporty and high quality aircraft.
              In addition to the civil aviation, the aircraft Grob G 120TP also actively used for training military pilots, in particular, the use of the aircraft is practically allows to learn the basic techniques of management of military jets.
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