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Vertical take-off/landing aircraft: Yak-38

General description:

The single seater deck striker Yak-38 was developed on the basis of experimental Yak-36 VTOL aircraft. It was equipped with combined power plant: one cruise-lift and two lift engines.

After successful flight tests Yak-38 was put in serial production (more than 200 aircraft were produced) and delivered in service for Russian Navy.

The aircraft version Yak-38М featured more powerful engines, external fuel tanks and improved landing gear design.

Take-off mass10 300 kg11 300 kg
Power plant:
— cruise-lift engine6 100 kg6 700 kg
— lift engine2 х 3 050 kg2 х 3 250 kg
Maximum Speed 1 050 km/h1 050 km/h
Ceiling11 000 m11 000 m
Range1 000 km1 300 km

Three views:

Yak-38, three views

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