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Sukhoi Su-29

Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Aerobatic Aircraft

Russia | 1991

"The Sukhoi Su-29 is a two-seat, single-engine aircraft developed exclusively for the high-stress aerobatic role."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Sukhoi Su-29 Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Aerobatic Aircraft.
1 x Vedeneyev M14P 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 360 horsepower driving a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
280 mph
450 kph | 243 kts
Max Speed
43,061 ft
13,125 m | 8 miles
Service Ceiling
600 miles
965 km | 521 nm
Operational Range
3,545 ft/min
1,081 m/min
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Sukhoi Su-29 Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Aerobatic Aircraft.
24.0 ft
7.32 m
O/A Length
26.9 ft
(8.20 m)
O/A Width
9.4 ft
(2.87 m)
O/A Height
1,676 lb
(760 kg)
Empty Weight
2,425 lb
(1,100 kg)
Notable series variants as part of the Sukhoi Su-29 family line.
Su-29 - Base Series Designation.

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The Russian-born Sukhoi Su-29 serves as a twin-seat, single-engine aerobatic performer. The type first took to the air in 1991 and was a further development of the earlier 1980s-era Su-26 of similar form and function. The Su-29 currently (2021) serves with display groups of Argentina (Southern Cross), Austria (Flying Bulls), Czechia (Czech Aerobatic Team), and Russia (DOSAAF). The Su-31 is a further evolution of the Su-26/Su-29 lines.

The Su-29 features sleek aerodynamic design lines exuding elegance as well as speed and performance. The air-cooled radial engine is housed in the nose in the usual way with the twin-seat (tandem) cockpit aft and over midships. The tail section tapers to form the sole vertical fin which mounts individual horizontal planes to either side. The mainplanes are low-mounted along the sides of the fuselage and sport relatively straight leading edges and swept-forward trailing edges. The undercarriage, of the tail-dragger type, are fixed in flight but of a very slim and lightweight design.

All told, the Su-29 sports a running length of 23.10 feet, a wingspan of 26.10 feet, and a height of 9.4 feet. Empty weight is 1,675lb against an MTOW of 2,425lb. Power is from a single Vedeneyev M14P 9-cylinder radial unit outputting 355 horsepower driving a high-performance three-bladed propeller unit (7.9 foot diameter).

Performance-wise, this nimble little performer can reach a maximum speed of 210 miles-per-hour, cruise at 185mph, and reach out to 600 miles. Service ceiling is limited to 13,000 feet and rate-of-climb reaches 3,500 feet-per-minute.

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Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Sukhoi Su-29. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 50 Units

Contractor(s): Sukhoi - Russia
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[ Argentina (ordered); Austria; Russia ]
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