|Manufacturer||KnAAPO, NAPO, Smolensk Aviation Plant|
|Designer||Sukhoi design bureau|
|First flight||27 July 2001|
The Su-38L is a Russian agricultural aircraft, the first aircraft of this type to be designed and built by the Sukhoi Design Bureau civil aircraft section (Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (CJSC)). Design originally began in 1993 as a development of the Sukhoi Su-29 aerobatic aircraft. Development was suspended due to economic problems, and when restarted in 1998, the aircraft was redesigned, reducing the aircraft's size and replacing the originally planned M-14 radial engine with a LOM Praha 337S inline engine. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 27 July 2001, with a second flying by June 2002. As no users have yet expressed interest in the aircraft, the project is currently proceeding at a low pace.
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 500L (132 US Gallon) chemical hopper
- Length: ()
- Wingspan: ()
- Height: ()
- Max. takeoff weight: 1,200 kg (2,646 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × LOM Praha 337S air-cooled inline engine, 184 kW (247 hp)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Jackson 2003, pp. 419–420.
- Warwick Flight International 30 March–5 April 1994, p. 21.
- Karnozov and Penny Flight International 3–9 July 2001, p. 24.
- Karnozov, Vladimir and Stewart Penny. "Su-38 Sukhoi readies Su-38 for first flight". Flight International, 3–9 July 2001, p. 24.
- Jackson, Paul. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7106-2537-5.
- Warwick, James. Su-38 "Sukhoi aerobat turns crop sprayer". Flight International, 30 March–5 April 1994, p. 21.
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