Su-38 by Sukhoj OKB

41k photo, courtesy of Yuri Sorokin (Aviation)

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dvanced agricultural aircraft by Sukhoj OKB carries striking similarity with World-recognized aerobatic aircraft, except the hump pilots cabin. Its is a classic duster, capable to disperse liquid and solid substances, as well as to perform aerial seeding. Su-38 may be also used as a firefighter against minor blazes.
An-2M Su-38
Year 1948 1999?
Engine 1*1000hp ASh-62IR 1*360hp M-14P
Empty weight 2500kg 1050kg
Takeoff weight 5500kg 2100kg
Chemicals Tank 1960l 1050l
Length X Wingspan 12.4x18.3m 7.63x11.5m
Takeoff Run 200m 300m (airstrip demand)
Small aircraft carries a 1050l chemicals tank. This is 54% of the prominent An-2M duster, while the empty weight is 1/3 of the biplane veteran. Such increase of the weight efficiency is achieved by advanced airdynamic in combination with modern materials - Su-38 is whole-composite design.
Composites also provide necessary fire safety, corrosion resistance, service resource (10000h) and comfort. Pilot's cabin is pressurized (ventilation type) with air cleaning system appropriate for operations with chemicals. Adjustable seat and ergonomic controls create comfortable conditions for pilot while performing the job.
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  • Technical data
    Type Su-38
    Function agricultural
    Year 1999?
    Crew 1
    Engines 1*360hp M-14P
    Length 7.63m
    Height 2.30m
    Wingspan 11.15m
    Wing area ?m2
    Empty weight 1050kg
    Loaded weight 2100kg
    Wing load ?kg/m2
    Power load 5.8kg/hp
    Maximum Speed (with attachments) 220km/h
    Maximum Speed (clean) 300km/h
    Landing Speed ?km/h
    Airstrip demand 300m
    Range 800km
    Payload
    Fuel ?kg
    Hopper/Fluid tank 1050l
    Created June 28, 1999
    by Alexandre Savine
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