Yakovlev Yak-42

1977

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Yakovlev Yak-42

Three prototypes ordered initially; first prototype (SSSR-1974) flew 7 March 1975, with 11 wing sweepback and furnished in 100-seat local service form, with carry-on baggage and coat stowage fore and aft of cabin; second prototype (SSSR-1975, later SSSR-42304) had 23 sweepback and more cabin windows, representative of 120-seat version with three more rows of seats and no carry-on baggage areas; third prototype (SSSR-1976, later SSSR-42303) introduced small refinements; flight testing proved 23 wing superior; first series of production aircraft, built to replace some Aeroflot Tu-134, generally similar to SSSR-42303 as exhibited 1977 Paris Air Show; changes for production included substitution of four-wheel main landing gear bogies for twin-wheel units on prototypes; scheduled service on Aeroflot's Moscow-Krasnodar route began late 1980. Substantial redesign during one-year grounding after in-flight failure, June 1982.

Yak-42D introduced from second quarter of 1989 and currently manufactured by Saratov Aviation Plant (SAZ). Yak-42A and other versions have been produced in small numbers or been proposed.

Yakovlev Yak-42

Specification 
 CREW2-4
 PASSENGERS100-120
 ENGINE3 x turbo-jet D-36, 63.1kN
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight52000 kg114641 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan35.0 m115 ft 10 in
  Length35.0 m115 ft 10 in
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed870 km/h541 mph
  Cruise speed820 km/h510 mph
  Range w/max.fuel1850 km1150 miles
  Range w/max payload1000 km621 miles

Yakovlev Yak-42

Comments
Paul L Cook, e-mail, 26.02.2014 06:15

Me again:

I would like to keep -42 prices under $1,500,000 cash and conversion cost under $2,000,000. If we start with the freighters, Then it would be a done deal to get into passenger operations and need more -42 passenger aircraft

Paul L Cook
001 602 678 6542

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Brian Redman, e-mail, 21.04.2011 23:07

I flew the Yak 42 from Vladikavkaz to Moscow once. Boarded from the rear stairs like an old 727. Seemed like a plane from the 1960's with basic construction and fittings. Rugged simple plane.

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