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Sukhoi Su-31


Single-Seat, Single-Engine Aerobatic Aircraft


Russia | 1992



"The Sukhoi Su-31 is a further development of the earlier Su-29 - made lighter and offering increased capabilities."



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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Sukhoi Su-31 Single-Seat, Single-Engine Aerobatic Aircraft.
1 x Vedeneyev M14PF air-cooled radial piston engine developing 400 horsepower and driving a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Propulsion
280 mph
450 kph | 243 kts
Max Speed
13,123 ft
4,000 m | 2 miles
Service Ceiling
684 miles
1,100 km | 594 nm
Operational Range
4,725 ft/min
1,440 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
City-to-City Ranges
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
NYC
 
  LON
LON
 
  PAR
PAR
 
  BER
BER
 
  MOS
MOS
 
  TOK
TOK
 
  SYD
SYD
 
  LAX
LAX
 
  NYC
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Sukhoi Su-31 Single-Seat, Single-Engine Aerobatic Aircraft.
1
(MANNED)
Crew
22.5 ft
6.85 m
O/A Length
25.6 ft
(7.80 m)
O/A Width
9.0 ft
(2.75 m)
O/A Height
1,543 lb
(700 kg)
Empty Weight
2,315 lb
(1,050 kg)
MTOW
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
RANGE
ALT
SPEED
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Sukhoi Su-31 family line.
Su-31 - Base Series Designation; fixed undercarriage form.
Su-31T - Alternative designation.
Su-29T - Prototype based in the Su-29; single example.
Su-31M - Improved model; incorporating ejection system.
Su-31M2 - Improved model of 1999; enlarged wing mainplanes; reduced overall weight for increased performance; revised canopy design.
Su-31U - Proposed model based in the Su-31T with retracting undercarriage.
Su-31X - Export designation of Su-31T.
Su-31ffX - Experimental model with changes to further performance figures and capabilities.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Sukhoi Su-31. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 25 Units

Contractor(s): Sukhoi - Russia
National flag of Russia

[ Russia ]
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