|Function||Multipurpose experimental aircraft|
|Climb to 5000m||5,75min|
Twin-engined fighter and reconnaissance aircraft prototype. The Ya-22 had a high performance, and I-29 fighter and R-12 reconnaissance versions were proposed. It was insisted (typical formula for politicized industry - no exact reference why and who insisted, but everyone can guess about Big Brother - A.S.) that the aircraft would be developed into a light bomber, the BB-22/Yak-2 and later the Yak-4.
Interestingly, that conversion between fighter (designated I-29), bomber and reconnaissance options could be done on any of aircraft modifications in 'air field conditions'. The I-29 featured same folding top of the afterfuselage as Ya-22 and R-12 to allow unrestricted gunner's operation and keep clean aerodynamics when there is no rear threat.
|Modified April 10, 1996||Back to|