The Tucano is powered by a Garrett Turboprop of about 1000 shp, so doesn't
qualify as piston engined. And the C130 Hercules variants (C1, C3, C4 and
C5) are powered by Rolls Royce Allison Turboprops so also fail to qualify.
The Jetstream is also turboprop.
You could possibly consider the Slingsby T67 Firefly (flat four Lycoming
piston engine) or the Grob Tutor.
Corr! this has been some thread!
Just to say I am the proud owner of a Q1 now, I converted my duff 45xx into
one at the local shop!
The Q1 is fantastic and Hornby have really captured the essence of this
revolutionary Southern work horse!
Andrew Sollis CVMRD
All of the aircraft you mention have turboprops. That is, a gas turbine
engine which drives an airscrew. The airscrew provides the thrust rather
than the exhaust thrust of a turbojet or turbofan.
The vast majority of prop-driven aircraft these days have turboprops. There
are fewer moving parts than in a piston engine and so they are more reliable
and also far more fuel efficient.
I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.
David Jackson wrote in >Message-id:
Ah yes, I remember it now. My marooon, passed down from my uncle, maroon
Unfortunately the brake system became a bit loose on mine. My grandad took it
for repair to a Smithy in Crown St where it was delicately repaired with aid of
7lb lump hammer. It was never the same after.
No, wartime Avengers were out of service by 1946 (last deployed with 828
A new batch of TBM-3Es was then purchased from the US, which were developed
roughly to TBM-3W standard (but with British equipment) as subhunters (hence
"AS") a later variant was then developed, the AS5 which was again a US
aircraft but with British developed equipment again roughly equating to the
TBM-3S in effect the "killer" part of the team. It's easy to mistake them as
AEW aircraft because of the large raydome they carried, this radar though
was for looking for surfaced subs not for air defence.
In turn they were replaced by the first Gannets which were in service from
1955 onwards. These in turn acted in both the AS and AEW role.
FWIW the Avenger and Gannet are very similar visually.