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SM92 Finist
SMGturbofinist.jpg
Turbo-Finist SMG used for skydiving
Role Light utility transport
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Technoavia
First flight 28 December 1993 [1]
Status Production
Number built about 30 [2]

The Technoavia SM92 Finist is a utility aircraft with a STOL capability, designed by the Russian company Technoavia. The maiden flight was on 28 December 1993. It is built by the Smolensk Aviation Plant.

Variants

Basic SM-92 with 270 kW (360 hp) Vedeneyev M14P radial engine.
SMG-92 Turbo Finist based at the skydiving centre at Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire, England
SM92 Finist
Basic version, powered by 270 kW (360 hp) Vedeneyev M14P radial engine. [3]
SM92P Finist
Armed version for Border guard duties. Two fixed forward firing PK machine guns and one inside cabin firing through open cabin doors and two rocket launchers. [3]
SM-92T Turbo Finist
Version powered by Walter M601 turboprop engine. [4] One prototype converted. [5]
SMG-92 Turbine Finist
Walter M601 powered version built in Slovakia by Aerotech Slovakia for use in skydiving. [6] At least six converted. [5]
Zlin Z400
Version powered by Orenda OE600 V-8 engine, planned to be built by Moravan Otrokovice in the Czech Republic. One built. [5] [7]
Orbis Avia SM-92T
SM-92T built by Czech aircraft manufacturer Orbis Avia. One built 2015, fitted with 560 kW (750 hp) GE H75 turboprop in 2017. [5]

Operators

  Russia

Specifications (SM92)

Data from Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1999/2000 [3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity:
    • 6 passengers or
    • 2 stretchers plus attendant
    • 600 kg (1,323 lb) cargo
  • Length: 9.13 m (29 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 3.08 m (10 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 20.44 m2 (220.0 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,430 kg (3,153 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,350 kg (5,181 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Vedeneyev M14P 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 269 kW (361 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed constant-speed propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 230 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 200 km/h (120 mph, 110 kn)
  • Stall speed: 100 km/h (62 mph, 54 kn) flaps down
  • Never exceed speed: 290 km/h (180 mph, 160 kn)
  • Range: 1,380 km (860 mi, 750 nmi) max fuel, 40 minutes reserves
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 5 m/s (980 ft/min)

References

  1. ^ Taylor 1999, p.481.
  2. ^ Koslov, Dimitry. "Линии по производству самолетов Як-18Т и СМ-92 сохраняются в Смоленске". (In Russian). AviaPort.ru. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Taylor 1999, p.482.
  4. ^ Technoavia SM-92T Turbo Finist. Airframer. Retrieved 29 November 2009.
  5. ^ a b c d Simpson, Longley & Swan 2022, p. 90
  6. ^ Technoavia SP-91 Archived 2010-07-08 at the Wayback Machine. Yak UK. Retrieved 29 November 2009.
  7. ^ Soukup, Pavel. Zlin Z-400. letectvi.wz.cz. Retrieved 29 November 2009.
  • Hopkins, Harry. " Flight Test:Russian Workhorse". Flight International, 3–9 August 1994. pp. 32–34.
  • Simpson, Rod; Longley, Pete; Swan, Robert (2022). The General Aviation Handbook: A Guide to Millennial General Aviation Manufacturers and their Aircraft. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Trading) Limited. ISBN  978-0-85130-562-2.
  • Taylor, Michael J.H. Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory 1999/2000. London:Brassey's, 1999. ISBN  978-1-85753-245-6.

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