The SR-10 during its first flight.

New Russian SR-10 trainer flies

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.

© 2016 editor Elmer van Hest

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  1. Looking at the configuration, is this an attempt to achieve lower stall speeds. ? Question based on aviation’s mimicry of bird’s solutions to problems of flight. Is it fixed wing ? not getting much of a look.

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