Russian Thunder is
Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of aviation history. Russian Thunder is the first production Yak-54, and is one of the few all-metal "Unlimited" class, radial-engine aircraft being flown in aerobatic competition. The sound and presence of this remarkable aircraft are unique and unforgettable.
All metal aerobatic monoplane, powered by 360hp Vedeneyev M-14P with custom 3-bladed propeller. Russian Thunder is the first production Yak-54, serial number 01002, built in 1996. It is the only Yak-54 currently flying in the United States, and one of only a handful built.
Crew: One or two
Length: 6.91 m (22.67 ft)
Wingspan: 8.16 m (26.77 ft)
Height: 1.65 m (5.41 ft)
Empty weight: 769 kg (1,695 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 990 kg (2,183 lb)
Powerplant: 1× M-14X, 268 kW (360 hp)
Maximum speed: 460 km/h (285 mph)
Cruise speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
Range: 700 km (435 mi)
Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,843 ft)
Rate of climb: 15 m/s (3,000+ ft/min)