Technical data
Type Yak-36
Function experimental fighter
Year 1963
Crew 1
Engines 2*R-27-300
Speed 1009km/h
Ceiling 12000m
Range 370km
Armament 1*g23mm

Yak-36, A.S.Yakovlev 'Freehand'

At the Monino AF Museum near Moscow; Photo (26k) by Paul Nann

Experimental VTOL fighter. The Yak-36 had a large split nose intake, with the engines fitted in the front fuselage, and the two rotating nozzles below the wings. In hover is was controlled by small 'puffer' nozzles at the wingtips, tail and in the enormous nose probe.

124k photo by Maxim Volkonovsky, Monino series

Six built.



At the Monino AF Museum near Moscow; Photo (36k) by Paul Nann;
Also at the Monino AF Museum near Moscow; Photo (36k) by John Sloan (JohnS426@aol.com)
At the Monino AF Museum near Moscow; Photo by Alexej Gretchihine;
More links:
  • Yak-36 shipborn fighter-bomber
  • VTOL aircraft Yak-36
  • Yak-36 at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • Yak-36, Yakovlev 'Freehand'
  • Article in the 'Military Parade' magazine, dedicated to Soviet/Russian aircraft carriers. Some information on shipborn aircraft.
  • V/STOL: The First Half-Century

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