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Yakovlev Yak-55

Aircraft Data

The Yak-55 was designed as a dedicated aerobatic aircraft for the 1982 World Aerobatic Championships, but did not compete until 1984 when the Russian team were victorious. Simple and strong, the aircraft is stressed for +9/-9g

Summary data for Yakovlev Yak-55 -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
Soviet Union1981250n/a1n/a


1 x Vedeneyev M-14 (200 - 400 hp) piston engine.

Uses the M-14P rated at 360hp/296kW


Dimensions for Yakovlev Yak-55 -
Length24 ft. 6 in.
Wing Span32 ft. 2 in.
Height7 ft. 2 in.
Empty Weight1,411 lbs.
Max Weight1,885 lbs.


Performance of Yakovlev Yak-55 -
Max Speed198 mph
Ceiling13,115 ft.
Max Range378nm

Updated 22nd January 2009

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Yakovlev Yak-55

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10th September 2016
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