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Yakolev Yak-9

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Yak-9U

 

A development of the experimental Yak-7DI fighter, the original Yakolev Yak-9 differed in having a revised rudder and wooden wings incorporating metal spars; the series version, which entered production in the summer of 1942, also introduced a retractable tail-wheel.
 
Deliveries to V-VS lAPs (fighter regiments) began in October 1942 and the type was soon engaged in the Battle of Stalingrad. By February 1943 production aircraft were being built with reduced-span wings that incorporated duralumin ribs and with the initial powerplant (an M105PF or M-105PF-1) being replaced by the 925kW M-105PF-3. The Yak- 9 operated with a wide variety of armament, including all types of aircraft cannon then in production in the Soviet Union, and during 1943 there appeared variants which developed the full potential of the Yak-9 for use in anti-tank, light bomber and long-range escort roles.
 
The Yak-9D appeared in 1943, primarily intended for bomber escort duties, having a reduced armament and sufficient extra fuel to give a maximum range of 882 miles.
 
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The second generation of Yak-9s began with the Yak-911 prototype of late 1943, which introduced a redesigned airframe, a new wing of increased span and area, and the more powerful VK-107 engine; to overcome resulting centre of gravity problems the wing was moved slightly forward.
 
The 1943 Yak-9T appeared in 1943 in two versions. The second version was armed with a single 75mm connon for anti-shipping duties.
 
Later variants, differing primarily in armament and equipment installations, included the Yak-9L and Yak-9M.
 
The Yak-9U, an improved and cleaner-looking model, was powered by a 1650 hp M-107A engine, had entered production before the war ended and, with the Yak-9P (the final version) equipped Soviet and satellite squadrons for many years afterwards.
 
Production of the Yak-9 ended in 1946 after a record 16,769 aircraft had been delivered. Main post-war operators, apart from the Soviet Union, were Bulgaria, Poland, French Normandie Squadron and Yugoslavia.
 
Some Yaks were fitted with either a 37 mm or 75 mm cannon for anti‑tank use.

 

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Yak 9
Engine: 1 x M-105PF, 870kW
Max take-off weight: 2873-3060 kg / 6334 - 6746 lb
Wingspan: 10.0 m / 33 ft 10 in
Length: 8.5 m / 28 ft 11 in
Wing area: 17.1 sq.m / 184.06 sq ft
Max. speed: 595 km/h / 370 mph
Ceiling: 11000 m / 36100 ft
Range w/max.fuel: 1000 km / 621 miles
Range w/max.payload: 850 km / 528 miles
Armament: 1 x 20mm machine-guns, 1 x 12.7mm machine-guns
Crew: 1

Yak 9D
Engine One 1,260 h.p Klimov VK-105PF
Length 27.9 ft. (8.5 m.)
Wing span 32.75 ft. (9.96 m.)
Weight empty 6,000 lb. (2,720 kg.)
Seats: 1
Armament 1 x 20 mm. cannon and 1 x 12.7 mm. machine-gun
Max speed 360 m.p.h. (580 km.p.h.)
Ceiling 36,000 ft. (11,000 m.) fully loaded
Range 880 miles (1,400 km.)

Yak-9T
Length: 28 ft
Span: 32 ft 9.75 in
Max speed: 382 mph
Armament: 1 x 30mm AT cannon, 1 x 12.7mm mg
 
Yak-9T
Engine: Klimov M-105PF, 1260 hp
Span: 32 ft 9.75 in
Length: 28 ft 0 in
Height: 8 ft 0 in
Empty weight: 6063 lb
Loaded weight: 7055 lb
Max speed: 363 mph at 16,400 ft
Service ceiling: 36,090 ft
Normal range: 516 miles
Armament: 1 x 30mm Nudelman cannon, 1 x 12.7mm Beresin mg

Seats: 1

Yak-9U
Engine: Klimov M-107A, 1620 hp

Yak-9V
Seats: 2

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Yakolev Yak-9



 

 


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