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Yak-42 Landing Speed - Why So Slow?

Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:26 pm

So it's my understanding from what I've seen and read that the Yak-42's landing speed is somewhere between 90-110kts. Now to be fair this information was provided in a comment section of a youtube video that I remember watching a few months ago but I can't remember what specific video it was. When I watched some recent videos of the Yak-42 landing, it appears that it's landing slower than some more modern airliners like 738s or a320s. I know I can't really compare the aircraft to anything else since it's unique to its class, specifically being a trijet with a MTOW of 125k lbs. Supposedly it doesn't even have thrust reversers because of this. Is it true that the Yak has a really abnormal landing speed? What's the reason to pinpoint for which helps the yak land at such slow speeds?

Thanks for any and all input!
 
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Re: Yak-42 Landing Speed - Why So Slow?

Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:20 pm

It was a design requirement, short, even unprepared surface, operations—slats, flaps and low wing loading. Abnormally low, not exceptionally so.

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