The Yak-130

 

Having first entered Russian service in 2009, the Yak-130 is an advanced 2-seat jet trainer that can also be used as a light attack aircraft. The Yak-130 can be used to train pilots for both 4+ generation and 5th generation fighters. It can also be used for reconnaissance and light attack roles, and can carry up to 3,000 kg of combat ordnance. The Yak-130 can operate from unpaved airstrips and has a service life of 15,000 hours. It carries 454 gallons of fuel internally, and can carry another 154 gallons in an external tank. Both pilots have 2 multi-function HUD’s and sit on Zvezda K-36 ejection seats. The Yak-130’s combat training suite allows the pilots to conduct real or simulated attacks with air-to-air missiles, air-to-air surface missiles, bombs, and automatic cannon. The Yak-130 is also the first aircraft built in Russia to have all digital avionics. The cockpit is pressurized and has a built-in air conditioner. The Yak-130 has been also been ordered by Algeria, Vietnam, and Syria.

 

Characteristics:

 

Crew: 2
Length: 11.49 meters
Wingspan: 9.72 meters
Height: 4.76 meters
Weight (empty): 4,600 kg
Weight (loaded): 6,350 kg
Engine: 2 x Progress Al-222-25 turbofan
Max speed: 644 mph
Range: 2,546 km
Service ceiling: 12,500 meters
Rate of climb: 50 meters per second
Armament: 9 hard points for various Russian and Western air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions

 

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