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Glog97 #1 Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:06 PM

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The Yakovlev Yak-9 was a single-engine fighter aircraft used by the Soviet Union in World War II and after. Fundamentally a lighter development of the Yak-7 with the same armament, it arrived at the front at the end of 1942. The Yak-9 had a lowered rear fuselage decking and all-around vision canopy. Its lighter airframe gave the new fighter a flexibility that previous models had lacked. The pilots who flew it regarded its performance as comparable with those of the Messerschmitt Bf 109G and Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3/A-4. The Yak-9 was the most mass-produced Soviet fighter of all time. It remained in production from 1942 to 1948, with 16,769 built (14,579 during the war).

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General characteristics

    Crew: one
    Length: 28 ft 0 in (8.55 m)
    Wingspan: 31 ft 11 in (9.74 m)
    Height: 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m)
    Wing area: 185.1 ft² (17.2 m²)
    Empty weight: 5,170 lb (2,350 kg)
    Loaded weight: 6,858 lb (3,117 kg)
    Max takeoff weight: lb (kg)
    Powerplant: 1 × Klimov VK-107 PF V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 1,680 hp (1,100 kW)

Performance

    Maximum speed: 447 mph at altitude (720 km/h)
    Range: 845 miles (1,360 km)
    Service ceiling: 30,000 ft (9,100 m)
    Rate of climb: 2,690 ft/min (13.7 m/s)
    Wing loading: 37 lb/ft² (181 kg/m²)
    Power/mass: 0.17 hp/lb (0.28 kW/kg)

Armament

    1 × 20 mm ShVAK cannon, 120 rounds
    1 × 12.7 mm UBS machine gun, 200 rounds


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Stonewall72 #2 Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

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Some great footage and info:

Edited by Stonewall72, 29 May 2012 - 10:06 PM.


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