Yakovlev Yak-54

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Yakovlev Yak-54
Yak-54.jpg
Role Two-seat aerobatic monoplane
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Yakolev Aircraft Corporation
First flight 24 December 1993
Developed from Yak-55M

The Yakovlev Yak-54 is a 1990s Russian aerobatic and sports competition aircraft designed by the Yakovlev Aircraft Corporation.

Design and development[edit]

Part of a new generation of acrobatic aircraft from the Yakovlev design bureau who have a long line of aircraft designs started in 1937 with UT-2/AIR-10. It is a development of the single-seat Yak-55M, designed by Chief Constructor Dmitry Drach and Lead Engineer Vladimir Popov[1] it first flew 23 December 1993.

It was produced by Saratov Aviation Facility in cooperation with JSV "Gorky U-2" up to 2005, when the production moved to the Arsenyev Aviation Company "Progress" facility in Arsenyev.

Specifications (Yak-54)[edit]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1 passenger (not carried for competitions)
  • Length: 6.91 m (22 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.15 m (26 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 12.890 m2 (138.75 sq ft)
  • Max takeoff weight: 990 kg (2,183 lb) two-seat (850 kg (1874 lb) for single seat operation)
  • Powerplant: 1 × AOOT M-14P radial piston engine, 270 kW (360 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 450 km/h; 280 mph (243 kn)
  • Stall speed: 111 km/h; 69 mph (60 kn)
  • Ferry range: 700 km; 435 mi (378 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,125 ft)
  • g limits: +9, -7
  • Roll rate: 345 degrees a second
  • Rate of climb: 15.01 m/s (2,955 ft/min)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Яковлев Як-54 (in Russian). Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  2. ^ Taylor 1996, p. 510

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1996). Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory. London, England: Brassey's. ISBN 1-85753-198-1. 

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