Yakovlev Ya-6 (AIR-6)


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Yakovlev Ya-6 (AIR-6)

AIR-5 adaptation for domestic M-11 engine. It was ready in May 1932, flew on September 8 and passed all trials easily. Adopted as short range liaison aircraft.

In 1934 group of AIR-6 performed flight Moscow-Irkutsk-Moscow (with refuel landings), covering more than 10,000km.

During 1934-36 total 486 AIR-6 were built. Twenty of them were modified as ambulance with room for a stretcher and doctor.

Yakovlev Ya-6 (AIR-6)

 ENGINE1 x M-11, 81kW
  Take-off weight993 kg2189 lb
  Empty weight620 kg1367 lb
  Wingspan12.1 m40 ft 8 in
  Length8.0 m26 ft 3 in
  Height2.3 m8 ft 7 in
  Wing area19.8 m2213.13 sq ft
  Max. speed166 km/h103 mph
  Cruise speed140 km/h87 mph
  Ceiling4500 m14750 ft
  Range650 km404 miles

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