Yakovlev Yak-54


Back to the Virtual Aircraft Museum
  AEROBATIC TRAINERVirtual Aircraft Museum / USSR / Russia / Yakovlev  

Yakovlev Yak-54

Despite its earlier number, the Yak-54 was actually developed from the Yak-55M, to replace the Yak-56. It is the OKB's latest aerobatic trainer, with the airframe of the Yak-55M modified with an instructor cockpit added at the rear, and with redesigned undercarriage main legs raked further forward, a taller fin, redesigned rudder and elevators, three-blade propeller and minor changes to the engine installation (for example, additional coolingair exit louvres). The cockpits are covered by a single canopy hinged to the right, behind a smaller fixed windscreen. Remarkably, the structure is stressed to the even higher negative load factor of -7.

Project manager is D K Drach, chief engineer V M Popkov and the OKB test pilots are A S Vyatkin and A A Sinitsyn (chief Yak-141 test pilot). Painted in a new scheme of white, green and red, the unflown prototype was shown at the 1993 Paris airshow, bearing no marking but the airshow number 310. Later it was given the cryptic registration 01001 and first flown on 24 December 1993, the pilot not being one of those assigned to the programme but Sh Z Khamidulin. Production will be at Saratov.

Bill Gunston & Yefim Gordon "Yakovlev Aircraft since 1924", 1997

Yakovlev Yak-54A three-view drawing (800 x 592)

  Take-off weight990 kg2183 lb
  Empty weight700 kg1543 lb
  Wingspan8.16 m27 ft 9 in
  Length6.91 m23 ft 8 in
  Wing area12.89 m2138.75 sq ft
  Max. speed360 km/h224 mph
  Ceiling4500 m14750 ft

Kiril, e-mail, 05.04.2010 02:05

I am able to offer Yak-54 for sale. Contact me for more information.
E-mail: chochkov@aero-x.eu
Website: www.Aero-X.eu


Richard Biron, e-mail, 17.02.2009 04:24

What is the size of the main wheels on a yak 54 ?




gerardo, e-mail, 30.11.2008 08:01

ay cabron es una chingoneria de avion... algin dia....


maximiliano giro, e-mail, 02.09.2008 23:01

i am from to argentina. i`m trying to find the new YAK 54. there are only 7 flying in the world (GROUPE TRANCHANT AEROBATIC TEAM..ETC). BUT I CANT SEE A YAK 54`S NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC.

THANK YOU...sorry for my mistakes.


Bill Mielke, e-mail, 21.03.2008 20:10

Where does the Yak 55SP fit in to this mix. I have a RC model of this plane and wonder why it is not included in your site.

Thank you,


Scott Ellingson, e-mail, 18.09.2007 07:08

I am trying to find out the cowel diameter of the Yak 54. If the drawings here are scale I can figure it out. The Yak 54 is a beautiful aircraft.

Thank You,


Do you have any comments?

Name    E-mail


All the World's Rotorcraft

All rhe World's Rotorcraft AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com