September of 2018, The CP-10 was put on ice. Russia decided to not fund this neat little trainer plane. Not even for production export. Instead, they ordered up numbers of the the YAK-152. A v12 piston diesel trainer.
Looks like all kind of fun. 500+ mph. +10 g’s, 800 mile range. What’s not to love about this fun nugget. I love the red color too. I’m very surprised it wasn’t turned out for export. But, perhaps someone got a fat wallet out of this deal on the other side of things.
(Photos courtesy @embassyofrussia