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A quite exceptional Yak 18T

We sold this 18T from the factory when new to France and subsequently to its second current owner. We believe it is the second last 18T ever manufactured by the Smolensk factory. It has exceptional specification including long-range (360 L) fuel, all in wing tanks; inverted fuel and oil (very rare with 18T); very nice leather interior. Total hours from factory new 650. M 14 P engine, also 650 hours (1000 hour TBO), engine recently totally checked by Aerometal in Hungary; propeller only done 22 hours and good until 2024; new ARC completed 08.10.2021.

Total overhaul conducted in the last few years including complete new fabric on wings, tail and elevators; new paint; all control cables and electrical systems either replaced or checked; new hoses fitted (10 year life good to 2028.

 

 

Excellent additional equipment and extras, including Cambrai fitted covers; control locks; air-recharging hose; wingtip strobe lights; modern door retainers; new Hooker harnesses for all seats; automotive plug conversion kit; 8.33 VHF; mode S transponder; second altimeter et cetera.

 

 

 

 

 

Importantly it is one of the 18T recognised by EASA and therefore free to continue to be registered in any European country. Originally registered in the EU, so while currently “G” registered, there would be no tax implications on a sale and registration in the EU and no VAT if a UK sale.

Currently based at Headcorn in south-east UK.

Asking £85,000 (approximately €99,950 today). No VAT.

 

UNIQUE YAKOVLEV 18P!

This is an extraordinary opportunity to purchase what is believed to be the only remaining 18 P in the world.

The 18 P was the first pure competition aerobatic aircraft designed by the Yakovlev design bureau in Moscow. It made its debut at the 1960 world aerobatic Championships and at the 1962 world Championships for aircraft gained 2nd/7th/9th and 10th places, while in the 1964 world Championships, the women’s team were placed 1st/2nd/3rd/4th. Although a number of aircraft were originally manufactured – possibly 100 – we believe that this is the only remaining aircraft in the world, and as such is clearly a very desirable aircraft.

This aircraft has been totally restored to an extremely high standard as can be seen from the photographs. So this has included a total airframe overhaul; a zero-timed engine. Unfortunately the owner of the aircraft has become ill and has decided not to complete a number of points on the aircraft and simply sell it as it is. Some items are missing such as flexible hoses; propeller governor; exhaust clamps; engine mounting ring; a couple of instruments and warning lights; minor canopy parts; seat belts et cetera. A full list of items required can be provided.

The aircraft is currently in the care of Termikas company in Lithuania – probably the world’s experts in the restoration of Yaks, and they are well equipped to complete the aircraft to a perfect standard. A quotation from them could be obtained for any interested purchaser.

For this exceptional aircraft, we are asking Euro 65,000, and we are sure that after completion, the value will be dramatically higher. No taxes are applicable. Please contact us for further information.

Probably the best SU-31 single seater available in the world

The Sukhoi 31 was the final single-seater that the factory made with an all-composite airframe, and only 32 aircraft manufactured. The aircraft has been extensively overhauled to new condition by its fastidious owner.

Serial number 03 – 02; 710 hours total time from new; M 14 PF (400 hp) engine with less than 50 hours since total overhaul. The entire aircraft was overhauled in 2018, including a new 12 year Sukhoi lifetime and special 2.9 m MT three-blade propeller; all new flexible hoses. Incredibly high specification, including propeller accumulator; lightweight alternator; Cleveland brakes; undercarriage extensions; new 8.33 radio and new transponder; rear luggage box and removable front “suitcase”; smoke system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also including a variety of spare parts; tools; manual; jacks.

Currently on Lithuanian register with Permit to Fly.

Asking price Euro 205,000 excluding EU VAT. Also a spare zero-timed 445 hp engine available separately.

A superb Sukhoi 29 two seater *SOLD*

SOLD TO GERMANY

A lovely aircraft that we have known since selling it new, and then subsequently to 2 further owners. All have been well-off businessmen; it has never been flown hard and has always been maintained without regard to cost. Very importantly it is one of a small number (only 11) of Sukhoi 29 accepted by EASA and with permission to fly indefinitely in Europe. Currently on Hungarian registration, but can be changed to any other EU country. Serial number 77-05. Total time since factory new 659 hours. 

 

 

Engine is 400 hp M 14 PF and 260 hours since factory new and installation in 2002. MTV-9-260 propeller overhauled June 2016. Six year lifetime extension successfully completed in June 2016 when all flexible hoses were also replaced. New annual inspection just completed.

8.33 VHF; Bendix-King transponder and VOR. All manuals; full set of factory tools. Two parachutes. Smoke system working well. Manifold oil drain. Also some valuable spares.

Aircraft in Spain at Sabadell Airport, 15km from Barcelona.

Asking Euro 160,000 – private sale so no VAT

 

Probably the best performing Sukhoi in the World *SOLD*

SOLD TO ITALY

Very light – when empty only 690kg; Barrett engine with 450hp; 280cm MT propeller so over 1:1 power to weight.

 

Time since new 328 hours and only 58 hours since total overhaul to new condition. Engine 58 hours since zero-time overhaul, propeller 58 hours since new.

 

 

 

 

Spanish registration EC-MKU and EASA permit to August 2019. Including belly tank and all manuals.

 

 

 

If you want a single-seat Sukhoi, this is the best in the World!

 

 

 

The best Sukhoi 29 in the World!

 

**NEW PRICE**

We restored this aircraft to a condition that is genuinely better than factory new and almost certainly the highest specification on any Sukhoi.

Total time from new 431 hours, and only 81 hours since this complete overhaul. Time on zero-timed engine and new propeller also 81 hours. The work was conducted by the European expert in these aircraft and done to the highest standard. All service bulletins incorporated including the most recent strengthened rear wing mounting brackets.

Engine is to the highest possible specification – PF supercharger; high compression Barrett pistons; electronic ignition and delivering 428 corrected horsepower. Propeller is the latest MTV-9 with 260 cm diameter and the – 29 blades.

The performance is quite exceptional!

In addition to the normal factory extras of long-range fuel; smoke system, we also equipped it with every worthwhile item of optional equipment including lightweight electrical system; automotive plug conversion; cockpit water drain; new hooker harnesses; manifold oil drain; especially fire proofed oil and smoke tanks; strobes; oil sump electric drain kit; large oil cooler; oil pre-heater.

Avionics include Garmin GTR 200 Com; GDL82 ADSB out: JPI fuel computer; Garmin GTX 327 transponder; dual USB port.

In addition the aircraft includes wingtip-sights; full set of factory tools; full set of factory manuals; cockpit lock; tools for smoke tank; leather seats; air hose and ground air tank. Also spare new aircraft air bottle.

Serial number 76 – 04; history from new totally known; the restoration fully documented; currently based in Phoenix, Arizona with US registration N666SU. However we can arrange shipping anywhere in the world.

All Sukhoi’s are rare and valuable, but the specification of this aircraft and it’s incredibly low time since total overhaul make it quite exceptional.

New asking price: US $210,000

 

Yak 18 T Project

Yak 18T Project cowling

Yak 18T Project cowling

We have for sale a very interesting project. This was one of five 18Ts we bought from the National Flight Academy of Kazakhstan a few years ago. Two have been totally restored and sold; one sold ‘as-was’ to repair a crashed 18T in Australia, and one is waiting for a customer to undergo a total restoration to their specification.

However the last aircraft is mid-way through a restoration programme, but we have decided that with too many aircraft projects all over the world, we would like to sell it at a very attractive price with most of the important work done.

So this is a 3,000 hour (only) from new aircraft, that has all Service Bulletins embodied and has now been completely dismantled for restoration.     Work done thus far includes:

  • 18 T Under Construction

    18 T Under Construction

    All required stripping and cleaning of metalwork on the fuselage.

  • Wings have been totally restored; long-range wing tanks (almost doubling capacity) have been installed; the wings rebuilt and now re-fabriced with Ceconite
  • The entire tail-section has been overhauled and re-fabriced.
  • All the undercarriages, including oleos/retraction cylinders etc have been overhauled.

Currently, the offer does not include an engine or a propeller, but of course we can provide zero-timed items to any specification.

We are asking Euro 30,000 for the complete plane (less engine and propeller), but including all the work above.

Given that the wings, now converted, overhauled and re-fabriced are probably worth Euro 17,000, this is clearly an excellent deal for somebody wanting to build a perfect 18T to the highest specification.

Yak 7B Project

An extremely exciting ‘warbird’ opportunity that is already well advanced and which will produce one of the most desirable and rarest World War II fighters in the world. Above you can see photographs of the project in progress, in particular the spar and ribs, tail components and fuselage.

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This is a TOTAL restoration being done to the highest possible standards of an original Yak-7B. It is NOT a ‘new production’ aircraft (fine though they might be), but a restoration of a Russian Air Force Yak-7B, which crashed in 1943. The aircraft’s history is known, and although clearly damaged the condition is reasonable. In addition we have a complete second aircraft, and two further Klimov engines.

 

 

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The original aircraft serial no 33153120 was a ‘high-back’ 7B and it is being restored as such. From the point of view of historical accuracy we would prefer that the aircraft continues as a high-back, but clearly a purchaser would have the opportunity to change it to ‘low-back’ 7B if preferred.

 

 

 

 

For information line drawings of both types are shown below:

Low Back

Low Back

High Back

High Back

 

 

 

 

Currently the entire fuselage has been completed and most of the tail-plane. Clearly significant amounts of work remain, but we feel a 5-year programme from the date of purchase is realistic. This obviously includes the total restoration of an M105 Klimov engine and propeller.

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We would require a deposit and then stage payments on a formally agreed basis. We would be delighted to discuss all aspects of this rare and exciting project with all seriously interested parties.

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