2008 World Aerobatics Champion
in a Sukhoi Su-31.
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 ]
Prototype single-seat aerobatic monoplane
Production variant with fixed landing gear, sometimes known as the Su-31T.
Improved variant with a pilot extraction system.
Further improved variant of the Su-31M with weight reduction, single piece canopy/windscreen and larger wing introduced in 1999.
Proposed retractable landing gear variant of the Su-31T.
Export variant of the Su-31T
Modified experiment for wider aerobatic envelope.
Specifications [ edit ]
Data from Su-26, 29, 31 Specifications [1 ]
See also [ edit ]
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