Technical data
Type Su-39
Function trainer
Year 2001?
Crew 2
Engines 1*400hp Vedeneyev M-14PF
or 1*360hp Vedeneyev M-14P
Length 7.28m
Height 2.60m
Wingspan 8.5m
Wing area 12.2m2
Empty weight 850kg
Loaded weight 1300kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 107
Power load (kg/hp) 3.6
Maximum Speed 370km/h
Dynamic load +11-8g
Landing Speed 110km/h
Landing Roll 350m
Takeoff Roll 230m
Range 1500km
Fuel consumption 17g/km
Ceiling 7000m
at 0m 13.5m/sec
Fuel 260kg
Cargo ?kg

Su-39 trainer, P.O.Sukhoj

27k photo of the Su-39 (maquette?), courtesy of Yuri Sorokin (Aviation)

Primary trainer, designed to replace the Yak-52. Intended for training and skill maintaining of civil pilots and airforce cadets. Suitable also for airclubs, liaison and light transport duties.

The Su-39 is a tandem two seat aircraft with retractable tricycle landing gear, derived from the Su-26 and Su-29 aerobatic competition aircraft. Originally planned 400hp M-14PF engine was found unreliable and short on resource, and classic well-tested 360hp M-14P was fitted. Variety of navigation equipment may be custom-fitted, including GPS, long-range and short-range navigation and even automatic landing approach.

Expected resource is 10000hours. Airframe strength and power load allow to perform aerobatics in loads range +11/-10g. Both seats are equipped with SKS-94 emergency ejection system (same as on Su-31), developed by AOOT 'Zvezda', creator of the K-36 combat aircraft 0-0 ejection seat. Cost of one hour is 2 to 2.5 times less than for class aircraft in the other same.

Note that the recent upgrade of Su-25 attack plane is also designated Su-39. May be for confusion? See Su-39;



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  • Created December 10, 1996
    Modified June 28, 1999
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