|Su-29 at Kubinka airfield|
|Developed from||Sukhoi Su-26|
The Sukhoi Su-29 is a Russian two-seat sport aerobatic aircraft with a 268 kW (360 hp) radial engine. It was designed based on the Su-26 aircraft and inherited most design and technical features of its predecessor. Due to wide use of composite materials, which share up to 60% of the Su-29 aircraft structure, the empty weight is increased by only 50 kg (110 lb) as compared to the Su-26 aircraft empty weight.
The Su-29 is used for initial pilot aerobatics education, flight training, and participation of pilots in aerobatics competitions and air shows, as well as for maintaining flight skills of military and civil pilots.
- Argentine Air Force ordered eight Su-29ARs to equip the Cruz del Sur (Southern Cross) aerobatic team.
Specifications (Sukhoi Su-29)
- Crew: 2
- Length: 7.32 m (24 ft 0¼ in)
- Wingspan: 8.20 m (26 ft 10¾ in)
- Height: 2.87 m (9 ft 5 in)
- Wing area: 12.24 m² (131.8 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 760 kg (1,675 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 1,100 kg (2,425 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Vedeneyev M-14P 9-cylinder radial engine, 265 kW (360 hp)
- Never exceed speed: 450 km/h (243 knots, 280 mph)
- Maximum speed: 340 km/h (183 knots, 211 mph)
- Cruise speed: 295 km/h (159 knots, 183 mph)
- Stall speed: 110 km/h (59 knots, 68 mph)
- Ferry range: 965 km (520 nmi, 600 mi)
- Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,125 ft)
- Rate of climb: 18.0 m/s (3,543 ft/min)
- Load factor: -10g to 12g
- Roll rate: greater than 360 degree/second
- Related development
- Sap 2002, pp. 78–79.
- Lambert 1993, p.315.
- Su-26, 29, 31 Specifications
- Lambert, Martin. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1993–94. Coulsdon, UK:Jane's Data Division, 1993. ISBN 0-7106-1066-1.
- Sap, Marnix. "Groupo Aéreo de Caza: Argentina's fighter school". International Air Power Review, Volume 3, Winter 2001/2002. Norwalk, Ct, USA:AIRtime Publishing, 2002. ISSN 1473-9917. pp. 76–79.
- Su-29 Pilot's Guide (in Russian)
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