|Wing Load (kg/m2)||228.6|
|Maximum load range||600km|
|Climb Rate||9.1 m/sec|
Compact 3-engined jet airliner, built in passenger, VIP and freighter configurations. First flight took place on October 21, 1996. Service with Aeroflot started in 1968, first export aircraft was sold in 1970.
Powered with three turbojets, Yak-40 was fast but had enormous for its class fuel consumption. Dubbed by pilots 'Istrebitel Goruchego' (may be translated literally as 'Fuel Fighter' or 'Fuel Extinctor'). In 1980 it was replaced in production by similar but larger Yak-42.
|Modified January 20, 1998;||Back to|