Technical data
Type AIR-8
Function Liaison ?
Year 1934
Crew 1
Engines 1*85hp Siemens
Length 7.1m
Wingspan 11.0m
Wing area 18.0m2
Empty weight 430kg
Loaded weight 675kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 37.5
Power load (kg/hp) 8.0
Speed at 0m 150km/h
Landing Speed 65km/h

AIR-8, A.S.Yakovlev

Development of the AIR-4. Minor modification were introduced to satisfy VVS requirements - struts rearranged, low pressure tires installed. Tried with several engines. M-23 was rejected for irreducible vibrations, 60hp 'Walter' and 85hp 'Siemens' were fitted.

AIR-8 was evaluated by NII GVF in 1934, but military did not see serious applications for the aircraft.



References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.480;

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