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Taliban vs. Turboprops: Afghanistan’s New Attack Planes | The National Interest Blog

Taliban vs. Turboprops: Afghanistan’s New Attack Planes | The National Interest Blog

On January 15, four A-29 attack planes touched down at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan. For a project beset by seemingly never-ending delays and military-industrial rivalries, the event was a major milestone.The A-29 is a variant of the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano—a light, flexible turboprop that serves as a trainer and supports troops on the ground. The Pentagon plans…

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