Russian Yak-40 Demonstrates Superconducting Electric Propulsion
MOSCOW—A Yak-40LL testbed modified with a nose-mounted propeller driven by a 500 kW (680 hp) low-loss superconducting electric motor was demonstrated in flight for the first time at Russia’s MAKS 2021 airshow at Zhukovsky, Moscow, in late July. “The flight was routine, the aircraft systems and the...
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