Why So Slow?
Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 4:52 am
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?