A new Russian trainer jet took to the skies for the first time last week in the shape of the SR-10 developed by KB SAT design bureau in Moscow. The remarkable thing about the shape is the 10 degree forward swept wing.
The SR-10 was originally a competitor for the new initital flight trainer by the Russian DOSAAF flying academy. That competition was won by the Yak-152 and now the SR-10’s desginers are trying to go ahead under their own steam. The aircraft is powered by an AI-25TL turbofan, the same engine that drives the Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros.
The first flight took place from Vorotynsk airport near Kaluga. An aerobatics variant is also to be developed.
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