|Primary user||Russian Air Force|
|Developed from||Sukhoi Su-25|
The Sukhoi Su-28 is a downgraded variant of the Su-25UB/Su-25T, with reductions in avionics and aircraft systems, together with a full reduction of weapon-carrying capability. The Su-28 trainer is intended for technical skill, general flight and formation flying training. It is also used as a demonstrator of advanced aero-maneuvers.
Design and development
The Su-28 is a highly maneuverable and robust aircraft with the ability to perform take-off and landing with only one of its two engines running. The aircraft's engines can also run on a diesel based fuel as opposed to more traditional aviation fuel. Like the MiG-29, it also has the ability to operate from unpaved runways while maintaining high reliability and a low maintenance requirement. In addition, the Su-28 can withstand heavy landings, allowing it to be more forgiving in the training role. Range can be extended by up to four PTB-800 drop tanks, each of 800 L capacity.
Differences between the Su-28 and its parent Su-25UB model include the absence of targeting systems, weapon-operating systems, internal guns, wing pylons (used on military aircraft to mount weaponry such as bombs and missiles). It also lacks armor protection for the engines, advanced fly-by-wire controls, electronic countermeasures and any systems dedicated to ground attack operations.
- Crew: 2
- Length: 15.36 m (50 ft 5 inch)
- Wingspan: 14.36 m (47 ft)
- Height: 4.80 m (15 ft)
- Wing area: 33.70 m² (362.7 ft²)
- Empty weight: 4500 kg (4650 kg)
- Loaded weight: 12,000 kg (26,455 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 17,222 kg (37,968 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Tumansky TRD R-95Sh , 40 kN (4,100 kgf) each
- * Fuel capacity (internal) : 2,750 kg
- Fuel capacity (external) : 4 × 1,150 kg drop tanks
- Maximum speed: 950 km/h (590 mph)
- Range: 1000 km (652 miles)
- Service ceiling: 7000 m (21000 ft)
- Maximum g limit : 6 g (60 m/s²)
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