Yak-52, 1974
Now worldwide famous, its production started in 1978, to be rapidly transferred for political reasons to Bacau, Roumania. It went to a halt in 1992 after 1677 aircraft produced, and is being sporadically revived thanks to private orders. Designed to replace the Yak-18A as initial military trainer, the Yak-52 has become the main aircraft for aerobatic training even with the National team, before the arrival of high-end Su-29 and Yak-54. Being of solid design and easy to fly, the Yak-52 combines unmistakable WWII looks with noticeable aerobatic performances, necessary ingredients to a real fun flying.

Engine:
Vedeneyev M-14P 360 hp (269 kW) 9 cylinder aircooled radial
Propeller
Two-blade variable pitch wooden V-530TA-D35
Dimensions:
Span
Length
Height
Wings area
9,5 m
7,67 m
2,7 m
15,0 m2
31,1 ft
25,1 ft
8,9 ft
161,2 ft2
Weights and loadings:
Basic empty weight
Maximum takeoff weight
Basic fuel capacity
Max wing loading
Max wing loading
1035 kg
1315 kg
90 kg
87 kg /m2
3,65 kg/hp
2282 lb
2899 lb
198 lb
17,8 lb/ft2
10,78 lb/kW
Performances:
Maximum level speed @ 1000 m
Vne
Stall speed
Stalling speed (with flaps)
Maximum rate of climb
Service ceiling
Maximum range (10 % reserve)
Maximum endurance
Take off run (sea level)
Landing run (sea level)
Maximum load factor
270 km/h
360 km/h
110 km/h
90 km/h
7 m/s
4000 m
500 km
2,6 hr
200 m
260 m
+ 7 / - 5
167 mph
224 mph
68 mph
56 mph
1377 fpm
13115 ft
311 m
2,6 hr
655 ft
850 ft
+ 7 / - 5