Vendor code: 101109 23 November 885 28
Decommissioned, for a project or layout.
The Yak-40 is a very simple machine, designed for ground and flight personnel of average qualification. Two nicknames stuck to the aircraft: it was nicknamed the iron cigarette butt because of its “small size” and the heavy smoke from its engines, and the kerosene fighter because of its high fuel consumption. The aircraft is highly reliable and safe to operate. It can take off if any of the three engines fail, and can perform horizontal flight even on one engine. At unprepared airfields, the work of the crew is facilitated by a folding ramp for passengers, an autonomous starting device, and good taxiing control. Placing the power plant in the rear fuselage significantly reduced the level of noise and vibration.
- State: Used