Sukhoi Su-31

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Su-31
Sukhoi su-31 jurgis kairys.jpg
Jurgis Kairys in his Su-31
Role Sports aircraft
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Sukhoi
First flight 1992
Developed from Sukhoi Su-29
2008 World Aerobatics Champion Ramón Alonso in a Sukhoi Su-31.

The Sukhoi Su-31 is a Russian single-engined aerobatic aircraft designed by Sukhoi as a lighter and more powerful version of the Sukhoi Su-29.

Design and development[edit]

The design of the aircraft started in 1991 as a single-seat development of the earlier Sukhoi Su-29 with a more powerful Vedeneyev M-14PF engine and new landing gear. The low-wing cantilever monoplane first flew in June 1992 as the Su-29T and the first production aircraft flying in 1994.

Variants[edit]

Su-29T
Prototype single-seat aerobatic monoplane
Su-31
Production variant with fixed landing gear, sometimes known as the Su-31T.
Su-31M
Improved variant with a pilot extraction system.
Su-31M2
Further improved variant of the Su-31M with weight reduction, single piece canopy/windscreen and larger wing introduced in 1999.
SU-31U
Proposed retractable landing gear variant of the Su-31T.
Su-31X
Export variant of the Su-31T

Specifications[edit]

Data from Su-26, 29, 31 Specifications[1]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

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