Let L-610. Specifications. A photo
Let L-610. Specifications. A photo

Let L-610. Specifications. A photo

Let L-610 - a prototype of the Czech civil passenger aircraft developed by aircraft manufacturer Let Kunovice.

Photo Let L-610

Developments turboprop aircraft Let L-610 were based on the model L-410, which has become very popular not only among civilian airlines, but also in the air forces of several countries at once. At its core, the general view of the aircraft has not changed at all - aircraft manufacturers extended the fuselage of the aircraft and installed new turboprop aircraft engines with increased power, which in turn made it possible to accommodate up to 40 passengers. In addition, the aircraft Let L-610 was supposed to replace the Soviet aircraft An-24, All the more so due to its more efficient technical characteristics, the aircraft surpassed him, except, perhaps, passenger capacity, which amounted to less than ten people and the speed of flight, makes 438 km \ h.

Let L-610 photo

The main problem faced by Czech aviation engineers was a selection of modern turboprop engines, which, in fact, was the main reason for a rather long aircraft design cycle, but later, it was decided to use a power plant that includes General Electric General Electric CT7 engines -9D, allowing to develop the total power in 3500 hp

The cabin was quite roomy, and unlike the AN-24, which is expected eventually to replace, was quite comfortable.

His first flight, the plane Let L-610 1988 made in the year, however, despite the rather successful development, no aircraft was not delivered to any airline in the world, mainly because of the need to implement a number of improvements and a high enough price.

Aircraft Let L-610

For nearly ten years, aircraft designers from Let Kunovice tried to refine the design of a passenger aircraft, optimizing it to modern standards, however, despite this, the mass production of airplanes was not adjusted, mainly due to the lack of demand for this aircraft in the market. Depending on the prototype modification, the aircraft performance characteristics changed somewhat, however, this was mainly reflected in the flight range and speed.

However, after the aircraft manufacturer Let Kunovice was acquired by Ayres Corporation, attempts were made to recreate the model under a different name - Ayres 7000, however, in the end, due to a lack of funds, the aircraft maker was closed, and all attempts build a turboprop 40-seater passenger aircraft were finally stopped.

Technical characteristics of the aircraft Let L-610.

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 40 people;
  • aircraft Length: 21,72 m .;
  • Wingspan: 25,6 m .;
  • Plane Height: 8,19 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 8,95 t (depending on version).
  • Payload: 5,55 t (depending on version).
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 14,5 t (depending on version).
  • Cruising speed: 438 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 490 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 2420 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 10250 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CT7-9D (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 1750 hp (Depending on the modification).

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