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Yakovlev Yak-1b

Scale 1:33
Author: Lukasz Fuczek
File Size: 19.1Mb
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Pilot - Capt. Pavel Maximovich Chuvilev
427 Fighter Regiment, 294 Fighter Division (Fighter Group "Sword")
August 1943

Model # 079
Price $12.00

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Technical data:
  Length 8.5 m    
  Span 10.0 m    
  Engine 1 x Klimov M-105PF liquid cooled, 1,180hp
  Max Speed 592 km/h    
  Armament 1 x 20mm ShVAK cannon, 1 x 12.7mm Berezin UBS machine guns
  Crew 1    
    Yak-1b introduced several new features in comparison to Yak-1. Fuselage was lowered and aircraft received new bubble canopy, increased armor, ShKAS machine guns were replaced with a single 12.7 mm Berezin UBS, mechanical system of firing weapons was replaced with electrical and pneumatic firing, new control stick based on the Bf 109 design, new gunsight, airtight fuselage, retractable tailwheel, improved engine cooling, Klimov M-105PF engine with better low-altitude performance. The first flight took place in June 1942, with aircraft entering production in August. A total of 4,188 were built.

Beta-build model built and photographed by the author.

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