SR-10, the newly built indigenous single-engine jet trainer aircraft with forward-swept wings will be delivered to the Armed Forces of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation at the end of 2017, where it has been nicknamed a "strange airplane", according to Izvestia.

"Strange airplane" SR-10 is a small single-engine jet, designed for primary flight training of cadets in flight schools. Due to the relatively small weight of the two-seater, the aircraft is able to reach speeds of up to 800 km/h and reach an altitude of 11 km.


 

The aircraft was developed by a private company Modern Aircraft Technologies, which, together with the Defense Ministry and Smolensk Aviation Plant, is finalizing a contract for the delivery of the aircraft.

SR-10 will replace the fleet of old L-39 Czech training aircraft, the delivery of which began in 1980.

The general characteristics of the new jet are such:

  • Crew: 2

  • Length: 9.59 m (31 ft 6 in)

  • Wingspan: 8.40 m (27 ft 7 in)

  • Height: 3.55 m (11 ft 8 in)

  • Gross weight: 2,400 kg (5,291 lb)

  • Max takeoff weight: 2,700 kg (5,952 lb)

  • Powerplant: 1 × Ivchenko AI-25turbofan, 16.87 kN (3,790 lbf) thrust

  • Maximum speed: 900 km/h (559 mph; 486 kn)

  • Cruise speed: 520 km/h (323 mph; 281 kn)

  • Range: 1,500 km (932 mi; 810 nmi)

  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)

  • g limits: +10/-8

  • Rate of climb: 60 m/s (12,000 ft/min)