Yakovlev Yak-54

The Yakovlev Yak-54 is a 1990s Russian aerobatic and sports competition aircraft designed by the Yakovlev Aircraft Corporation.

Role Two-seat aerobatic monoplane
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Yakolev Aircraft Corporation / Arsenyev Aviation Company
First flight 24 December 1993
Developed from Yakovlev Yak-55

Design and developmentEdit

Part of a new generation of acrobatic aircraft from the Yakovlev design bureau which has a long line of aircraft designs since 1937 with the UT-2/AIR-10, the Yak-54 is a development of the single-seat Yak-55M, designed by Chief Constructor Dmitry Drach and Lead Engineer Vladimir Popov.[1] It first flew 23 December 1993.

It was produced by Saratov Aviation Facility in cooperation with JSV "Gorky U-2" up to 2005, when the production moved to the Arsenyev Aviation Company "Progress" facility in Arsenyev.

Specifications (Yak-54)Edit

Data from Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1996[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger (not carried for competitions)
  • Length: 6.91 m (22 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.15 m (26 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 12.890 m2 (138.75 sq ft)
  • Max takeoff weight: 990 kg (2,183 lb) two-seat (850 kg (1874 lb) for single seat operation)
  • Powerplant: 1 × AOOT M-14P 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 270 kW (360 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed constant-speed variable-pitch


  • Maximum speed: 450 km/h (280 mph, 243 kn)
  • Stall speed: 110 km/h (69 mph, 60 kn)
  • Ferry range: 700 km (435 mi, 378 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,125 ft)
  • g limits: +9, -7
  • Roll rate: 345 degrees per second
  • Rate of climb: 15.01 m/s (2,955 ft/min)

See alsoEdit

Related development


  1. ^ Яковлев Як-54 (in Russian). Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  2. ^ Taylor, Michael J. H. (1996). Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory. London, England: Brassey's. p. 510. ISBN 1-85753-198-1.

External linksEdit

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