Technical data
Type AIR-10
AIR-10 floatplane
Function Sport
Year 1935 1937
Crew 2
Engines 1*100hp M-11
Length 6.80m 7.65m
Wingspan 10.2m 10.2m
Wing area 16.87m2 16.87m2
Empty weight 510kg 624kg
Loaded weight 820kg 896kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 48.6 53.1kg
Power load (kg/hp) 8.2 9.0
Speed at 0m 217km/h 200km/h
Landing Speed 70km/h
Landing Roll 120m
Takeoff Roll 100m
Turn time 9sec-
Range 950km 700km
Flight Endurance 4h30min
Ceiling 5700m 3200m
1000m 4.8min-
3000m 16min-

AIR-10 (Ya-10) by A.S.Yakovlev

40k b/w "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.83

Sport aircraft, close derivative of the AIR-9, without Townend ring and with open cockpits. First flight took place on July 11, 1935. Conclusion of the NII VVS was favorable, aircraft was recommended as a monoplane trainer to make a transition from the U-2 biplane to growing park of fast monoplane fighters (mostly the I-16).

Among suggestions of the military expertise were:

Aircraft went into production as '20' with yet another major change - its mixed metal/wood construction was replaced by all-wood for easier production launch.

AIR-10 (same airplane) participated in contest of light aircraft in 1935 and 1936 winning the First Price and proving high performance and endurance during 5000km race Moscow - Gorky - Kazan - Sarapul - Perm - Sverdlovsk - Chelabinsk - Magnitogorsk - Kujbyshev - Saratov - Lugansk - Donetsk - Dnepropetrovsk - Kiev - Briansk - Moscow.


'20' Ya-20 UT-2

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.82-83;
  • AIR-10
  • Ya-10, Yakovlev

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