Yak-9 file photo [2823]


ManufacturerA. S. Yakovlev Design Bureau JSC
Primary RoleFighter
Maiden Flight1 October 1942


ww2dbaseThe Yak-9 was developed upon the design of the successful Yak-7. The availability of duraluminum gave the Yak-9 aircraft a lighter weight, thus allowing greater configuration possibilities. The first major combat mission Yak-9 fighters participated was the Battle of Stalingrad, and eventually became one of the main fighters of the Russian air force. When production ceased in 1948, 16,769 were built.

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MachineryOne Klimov M-105 PF V12 liquid-cooled piston engine rated at 1,180hp
Armament1x20mm ShVAK cannon, 1x12.7mm UBS machine gun
Span9.74 m
Length8.55 m
Height3.00 m
Wing Area17.20 m
Weight, Empty2,350 kg
Weight, Loaded3,117 kg
Speed, Maximum591 km/h
Rate of Climb13.70 m/s
Service Ceiling9,100 m
Range, Normal1,360 km

MachineryOne Klimov VK-107A V12 liquid-cooled piston engine rated at 1,500hp
Armament1x20mm ShVAK cannon, 2x12.7mm UBS machine gun
Span9.74 m
Length8.55 m
Height3.00 m
Wing Area17.20 m
Weight, Empty2,512 kg
Weight, Loaded3,204 kg
Speed, Maximum672 km/h
Rate of Climb16.70 m/s
Service Ceiling10,650 m
Range, Normal675 km

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1. Commenter identity confirmed billAnonymous says:
25 Feb 2009 12:11:06 PM

Info above photo: Yak 9D's in formation belong to a Guards regiment operating in the Crimea. The nearist aircraft is the mount of Colonel Avdyeyev, and bears the Order of the Red Banner. By the summer of 1944 when this photo was taken over Sevastopol, Soviet fighters were often superior. 37,000 yak fighters were built during WWII.

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