Technical data
(in brackets - with external fuel tank))
Type Yak-25M/MG
Function Interceptor
Year 1955
Crew 2
Engines 2*2000kg RD-5A
Length 15.67m
Height ?m
Wingspan 10.94m
Wing area 28.94m2
Empty weight ?kg
Loaded weight 9220(10045)kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 319(347)
Speed at 5000m 1090km/h
Landing Roll 850m
Takeoff Roll 800m
practical Ceiling ?m
Rate at 0m 44(37)m/sec
10,000m 5.5min
Range 2010(2560)km
Flight Endurance 2.48(3.26)h
Guns 2*37mm N-37L
50 rounds/gun (100 in overload)

Yak-25M, yak-25MG, by A.S.Yakovlev ('Flashlight-A')

30k Yak-25M drawing from Yak-25 at the Russian Power

In November 1953 the 'Sokol' radar station was finally ready for service. It had substantial advantages compared to RP-1 aiming radar used on early production Yak-25. Among other advantages, 'Sokol' was capable to track low-flying targets (300m above the ground). In April 1954 station was tried on Yak-120 interceptor and put into production under RP-6 designation.

Governmental order N°899-385 was issued on May 13 demanding to start production of 'Sokol'-equipped Yak-25 immediately, but in fact it started only in January 1955. Aircraft was designated Yak-25M. It had improved RD-5A (AM-5A 2nd Series) engine. Guns were equipped with muzzle recoil absorbers, fuel capacity was increased.

Some Yak-25M were equipped with 'Gorizont-1' (Horizon-1) system, allowing 'blind' aircraft aiming by ground based radar(s). Those interceptors were designated Yak-25MG.




  • "Russian aircraft since 1940" by Jean Alexander, p.477-482;
  • Yak-25 at the Russian Power

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