Yakovlev Yak-18T

  • CountryRussia
  • TypeFour seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsOne 265kW (355hp) Vedneyev/VOKBM M14P nine cylinder radial piston engine driving a two blade variable pitch metal propeller.
  • PerformanceMax speed 295km/h (159kt), max cruising speed 250km/h (135kt), economical cruising speed 210km/h (113kt). Initial rate of climb 985ft/min. Service ceiling 18,120ft. Range with four people, max fuel and reserves 580km (313nm).
  • WeightsEmpty 1217kg (2683lb), max takeoff (with four people) 1650kg (3637lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 11.16m (36ft 7in), length 8.39m (27ft 7in), height 3.40m (11ft 2in). Wing area 18.8m2 (202.4sq ft).
  • CapacityTypical seating for four in touring role, often used as a trainer with two on board.
  • ProductionEstimated Yak-18T production of 200, with more than 150 still in service in Russia. Production initially ceased in 1989, but resumed by the Smolensk Aircraft Factory in 1993.

One of the not very many four seat light airplane to be inherent the Soviet Union amid the Cold War years, the rough Yak-18t has its premise in the Yak-18 arrangement of two seat mentors.

The Yak-18 first flew in 1946 and happened to be implicit gigantic numbers (counting more than 8000 for the Soviet flying corps which utilized it as its standard military fundamental mentor for a long time). Most generation was of the Yak-18a. A few single seat models were assembled for rivalry aerobatics, including the Yak-18p, Yak-18pm and Yak-18ps. Numerous have since showed up in the west.

The four seat Yak-18t was the last generation model, and the most broadly altered. Contrasted and the single and two seat Yak-18 models, the Yak-18t presented an abundantly augmented lodge with seating for four, tricycle undercarriage (single seat Yak-18pms had tricycle undercarriage additionally), in addition to the 265kw (355hp) Vedneyev (now VOKBM) M14 nine barrel outspread motor.

First and foremost flight happened in mid 1967 and the Yak-18t was then consequently put in arrangement generation in Smolensk. The Yak-18t happened to turn into the standard essential mentor with Aeroflot flight schools, while little numbers likewise entered administration with the Soviet aviation based armed forces as contact and interchanges flying machine. After pretty nearly 200 were assembled, fundamentally for Aeroflot, creation stopped in the late 1980s.

In 1993 the Smolensk Aircraft Factory put the -18t go into generation against various new contracts, including 20 for the Philippines aviation based armed forces. A few Yak-18ts have likewise discovered their path into the west.

In the mean time Technoavia offers it advancement of the Yak-18t, the Sm94, yet creation is dependant on requests being set.

Contrasted and western four seat light flying machine, the Yak-18t is much bigger, heavier and less financial to work with a significantly all the more influential motor, despite the fact that it was never planned for private pilot operation. Its solid development and military foundation has provided for it an aerobatic ability, while its general taking care of qualities are resigned.

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