A further development of the Su-29, it has an even more impressive performance, and has sales success in the UK, Australia, the USA and elsewhere. The new wing is 70 per cent by weight composite materials. The pilot's seat is inclined at 35 degrees, allowing an expert flyer to fully exploit the Su-31's g tolerance of +12/-10.
The first prototype flew in June 1992. In production since 1994.
Su-31T - standart version;
Su-31M - ejection seat;
Su-31X - export version;
Su-31U - retractable landing gear.
Engine: 1 x M-14PF, 300kW
Max take-off weight: 968 kg / 2134 lb
Empty weight: 670 kg / 1477 lb
Wingspan: 7.80 m / 26 ft 7 in
Length: 6.90 m / 23 ft 8 in
Height: 2.76 m / 9 ft 1 in
Wing area: 11.80 sq.m / 127.01 sq ft
Max. speed: 330 km/h / 205 mph
Ceiling: 4000 m / 13100 ft
Range: 290 km / 180 miles
Range w/max.fuel: 740-1200 km / 460 - 746 miles