|Function||Proto- type||Passen- ger||Ambu- lance|
|Weights (kg) and loads|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||42.0||47.3||50.5|
|Power load (kg/hp)||8.5||9.0||10.0|
|Maximum at 0m||166||162||156|
|Roll, m (sec)|
|Takeoff||70 (7)||90 (9)||85 (8)|
|Landing||120 (13)||120 (13)||165 (15)|
|Turn time (sec)||16||16||17|
|Seats||2 to 3||stretcher|
AIR-5 adaptation for domestic M-11 engine at Factory N°39. It was ready in May 1932, flown on September 8 (May?) by Yu.I.Piontkovskij. Passed all trials easily. Designed to comply with popular concept of a "flying automobile", AIR-6 was adopted as short range liaison aircraft. Gained fame as "ispolkomovskij samoliot" (airplane for local executives), AIR-6 was well fit for rural areas with small unpaved airfields.
Construction - Yakovlev's classic mixture. Steel tube frame of the fuselage carries duralumin skinning on the front section and fabric - on the tail. Wooden 2-spar wings carries ailerons with duralumin frame. Tail surfaces - also duralumin framing with fabric skin.
In 1934 group of four AIR-6 performed flight Moscow-Irkutsk-Moscow (with refuel landings), covering more than 10,000km with average speed 122km/h. Tour finished at Tushino airfield on August 18, during first celebration of the Air Fleet Day.
|Created February 9, 1998
Modified January 3, 2002