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Yakovlev Yak 152

The Yakovlev Design Bureau, a subsidiary of the Irkut Corporation, has developed the Yakovlev Yak-152, a primary trainer aircraft for the Russian market.

Yak-152 primary training aircraft provides professional selection and initial training of pilots, as well as sport pilots.

The prototype of this aircraft, which is powered by a RED A03 diesel engine with a power output of 500 shp (370 kW), made its maiden flight on 29 September 2016.

The Russian Aerospace Forces have placed orders for the Yak-152 to replace their existing Yakovlev Yak-52 trainers.

In the year 2018, as the relationship between Moscow and the West grew colder, doubts were raised regarding the German RED engine selection after two years of flight testing.

The possibility of utilizing Russian alternatives such as the VMZ M-9F piston or Klimov VK-800 turboshaft engines would necessitate significant modifications.

As a result, the Hongdu Yakovlev CJ-7 emerged as an advanced iteration incorporating the Russian Vedeneyev M14X Engine.
One passenger
7.72 m (25 ft 4 in)
8.82 m (28 ft 11 in)
2.47 m (8 ft 1 in)
Gross weight
1,320 kg (2,910 lb)
Max take-off weight
1,490 kg (3,285 lb)
Fuel capacity
200 kg (440 lb)
1 × RED Aircraft A03 V-12 four-stroke diesel engine,
370 kW (500 hp)
Maximum speed
500 km/h (310 mph, 270 kn)
Stall speed
100 km/h (62 mph, 54 kn)
1,500 km (930 mi, 810 nmi)
Service ceiling
4,000 m (13,000 ft)
G limits
Rate of climb
10 m/s (2,000 ft/min)
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