Russian MoD finds replacement for Czech L-39
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:
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)
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)