MAI Kvant

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Kvant in the MAI
Role Aerobatic trainer
National origin Soviet Union
Designer Moscow Aviation Institute
First flight 1967
Number built 2

The MAI Kvant (also known as the MAI-SKB-3PM) was a Soviet aerobatic trainer designed by students at the Moscow Aviation Institute.[1] In October 1967 the aircraft was displayed at the Economic Achievement Exhibition in Moscow.[1] The Kvant was a single-seat low-wing monoplane with a retractable main landing gear and a fixed tailwheel. It was powered by a 360 hp (268 kW) Vedeneyev M14P radial engine. The aircraft held five official FAI world records.[2]


Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 8.56 m2 (92.1 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 676 kg (1,490 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 920 kg (2,028 lb)
  • Powerplant: × Vedeneyev M14P Nine-cyliner air-cooled radial, 270 kW (360 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed


  • Maximum speed: 380 km/h (236 mph; 205 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 16 m/s (3,100 ft/min)




  • Nemecek, Vaclav (1986). The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918. London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218033-2.