Sukhoi Su-26

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For the self-propelled gun, see T-26 variants#Self-propelled_guns.
Su-26
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Sukhoi Su-26Ms of the UK Red Bull Matadors
Role Sports aircraft
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Sukhoi
First flight June 1984
Developed into Sukhoi Su-29
Sukhoi Su-31
Su-26M at the St Catharines Wings and Wheels

The Sukhoi Su-26 is a single-seater aerobatics plane from the former Soviet Union, powered by a single radial reciprocating engine. The Su-26 has mid-mounted straight wings and fixed landing gear, the main gear mounted on a solid titanium arc.

The Sukhoi Su-26 made its first flight in June 1984, the original four having a two-bladed prop. The production switched to the Su-26M, with refined tail surfaces and a German-made MTV-9 3-blade composite propeller. Further refinements were made, and the model won both the men's and women's team prizes at the 1986 World Aerobatics Championships. The modified Su-26M3 with the new M9F 430-hp engine dominated the 2003 and 2005 Aerobatic World Championships as well as the 2004 European Championships.

Specifications (Su-26)[edit]

Data from Air Races Datasheet,[1] Su-26, 29, 31 Specifications[2]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Sukhoi Su-26 at Wikimedia Commons