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 392 hours, and only 42 hours since this complete overhaul. Time on zero-timed engine and new propeller also 42 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 et cetera.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Richard Goode Aerobatics
Herefordshire HR5 3LW