A-42. Specifications. A photo.
A-42. Specifications. A photo.

A-42. Specifications. A photo.


A-42 - a multi-purpose twin-engine amphibious aircraft designed in 2005, the Russian aerospace company "Aircraft Manufacturing Company" Chaika "."


Aircraft A-42


The Russian L-42 multipurpose amphibious aircraft began to be designed by Samara aircraft manufacturers in the early 2000s, while the new aircraft was supposed to be used in various spheres and sectors of civil aviation. This aircraft is perfectly adapted to carry a small number of passengers and cargo on board, which allows it to be used not only as a private jet, but also as a commercial aircraft.

Despite the fact that the plane model A-42 yet been put into production, the original version of the aircraft is still positioned as an experimental prototype, which subsequently underwent a number of significant changes, with, this applies to both the design part, and technical, which provided the aircraft greater promotion and has led to an increase in production capacity.


Amphibious aircraft A-42


Aircraft A-42 has a relatively small size of the fuselage, which ensures a good handling and maneuverability acceptable, which in turn in a certain way also has an impact on the safety of manufactured flights.

The first flight multipurpose amphibian model A-42 held in 2005 year, and due to the fact that the aircraft is fully completed all the necessary tests, the project was considered a success and in the same year the aircraft was sent to the serial production, which continues to the present day, mainly due to the presence of needs.


Airplane plane A-42


Russian aircraft-amphibian L-42 is capable of carrying on board up to four people, including a crew consisting of 1-2 people (aircraft control is allowed with only one pilot) and 2-3 passengers, which, among other things, provides an airplane opportunity Use in the commercial sector, for example, as an aerotax, as a tourist aircraft, etc. On board the aircraft L-42 there is enough space and to accommodate a small amount of cargo, which in turn was very significant My application to this multipurpose aircraft.

Power plant multipurpose amphibious aircraft consists of two four-cylinder piston engine brand Rotax 912ULS, each of which has its own traction in 100 hp A sufficiently powerful propulsion system allows the aircraft to reach speeds in 210 km \ h. (Maximum value) at the same time, the maximum range of A-42 flight model is 1100 kilometers.

In addition to the basic version, the Samara aircraft manufacturers have implemented and also the release of the upgraded version amphibian - model A-42M has improved aerodynamics, improved performance and higher rates of speed and flight range.


Specifications A-42.


  • Crew: 1-2 person;
  • Passenger: 2-3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 8,9 m .;
  • Wingspan: 14 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,6 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 700 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 600 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1300 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 180 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 220 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1600 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Rotax 912ULS;
  • Power: 2 x 100 hp


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