An exceptional Sukhoi 26M that we sold when brand-new from the Sukhoi factory to Italy and then subsequently to two other owners, so we have known it throughout its life.
Serial number 03 – 05; total time since factory new 440 hours; M 14 PF engine (400 hp) 100 hours from new. Latest MTV-9 propeller with – 29 blades. Propeller overhauled 2016. Hoses renewed 2015 (10 year life). Registered with EASA in Hungary as HA- NST.
The 26M is arguably the best single-seater Sukhoi since it is lighter than either the MX version with integral wing tanks or the later SU 31. However, for some, only having the fuselage tank of 65 L can be restrictive, but this one was fitted when new with an additional 40 L fuselage tank to give 105 L of internal fuel and of course the 125 L detachable belly tank with quickly detachable fittings. In addition the fuel system has been greatly improved with a cockpit control giving the pilot the ability to choose between each of the fuel tanks.
Garmin 250 XL and GTX 320 transponder.
Importantly, EASA has given “restricted certification” to a small number of Sukhois, of which this is one, which enables it to continue to fly indefinitely within Europe. Because these numbers are small, there’s no doubt that both aircraft with EASA certification will increase in value.
Please note that the aircraft currently requires renewal of its six year “lifetime extension”, and this is included in the asking price of €150,000 (no VAT applicable). However the lifetime extension is only required within Europe, and so if exported outside Europe, the price would be reduced accordingly.