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Yakevlov Yak-52

Primary Trainer

The Yak-52 is a primary trainer that was developed in the late 1970s for Soviet Russia’s military. Like most Russian aircraft, the Yak-52 is a rugged design, capable of operating in the extreme temperatures of Siberia whilst requiring minimal maintenance.  The tricycle landing gear is retractable but remains exposed in-flight providing protection to the airframe should a “wheels up” landing occur.

The Yak-52 is still used today as a basic trainer for the Russian air force and many Eastern European countries, as well as being popular for civilian sport pilots.  Many Yak-52s are airworthy in NZ and can be seen around the country at air shows including this one on display at Ardmore.  Our machine was built in 1989 by Intreprinderea De Avioane Bacau in Romania and was in the Russian Federation.  It arrived to New Zealand in 2011.

Country of Origin: Soviet Russia
Engine: Ivchenko Vedeneyev M-14P, 360hp 9-cylinder radial engine
Length: 12.22m (40ft 3in)
Height: 4.57m (15ft 0in)
Wing Span: 8.38m (26ft 6in)
Cruise Speed: 149mph (240kmh or 130 knots)
Maximum Speed: 261mph (420kmh or 227 knots)
Service Ceiling: 13,000ft (4,000m)

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