Technical data
Type AIR-6A
Function Floatplane
Year 1933
Crew 1
Engines 1*100hp M-11
Length 8.0m
Wingspan 12.0m
Wing area 19.8m2
Empty weight 668kg
Loaded weight 958kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 48.4
Power load (kg/hp) 9.6
Speed at 0m 150km/h
Landing Speed 70km/h
Landing Roll 150m
Takeoff Roll 10sec
Turn time 17sec
Range 600/920km
Flight Endurance 5h
Ceiling 3000km
Seats 2-3

AIR-6A, A.S.Yakovlev

AIR-6 of floats, Moscow River (40k b/w) from 'Notes of an aircraft designer'

Floatplane version (floats designed by V.B.Shavrov) was flown in 1933. It was 85kg heavier than normal AIR-6, but also passed all tests successfully in September 1933.

On May 23, 1937 pilot Ya.V.Pismennyj on floatplane AIR-6 performed World record flight Kiev-Batumi, covering 1297km in 10h 25min with average speed 124.3km/h.




  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.479;

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