Molniya Triplane Aircraft


The smallest of the triplane series is the MOLNIYA-1 six-seat aircraft the design of which was awarded the Gold medal of Eureka-93 World Inventors, Scientific Research and Know-How Salon in Brussels, in 1995 it was shown in flight at the aeroshow in Le Bourget.

The first batch of the aircraft has been produced at the airplane plant in Samara. The MOLNIYA-1 is intended for individual use, tourism, cargo and mail carrying, business flights and aerial photography and can be used in patrol and ambulance services. The high dynamic stability inherent to the triplane stipulates exclusive smoothness of flight and the aft location of the engine with a pusher propeller minimizes noise and vibration in the cabin.


The MOLNIYA-1 aircraft can be supplied in versions adapted for operation in the tropics, the Arctic region and on the sea coasts, and the wheeled landing gear can be replaced with skis or floats The application of low pressure tires and considerable power reserve permit to use it not only on the existing airdromes with artificial or ground coating, but on any even sites 500 meters and more long.


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Molniya-1 aircraft Main Characteristics
Take of engine power, hp - 360
Maximum payload, kg - 500
Take off mass, kg - 1740
Wing span, m - 8.5
Length, m - 7.86
Operational range, km:

with maximum payload

- 500

with maximum fuel load

- 1000
Speed, km/h:

Cruising at an altitude 1500m

- 225...285


- 115...120


- 130...160


- 145...170
Take-off run (dry concrete), m - 450
Landing run (dry concrete), m - 350
Fixed service life - 3000 hours, 6000 landings


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