Technical data
Type Yak-9D
Function fighter
Year 1942
Crew 1
Engines 1*VK-105PF-3
Wing Span 9.74m
Length 8.55m
Height 3.00m
Wing Area 17.15m2
Empty Weight 2770kg
Maximum Weight 3080kg
Speed 602km/h
Ceiling 10600m
Range 1410km
Guns 1*g20mm (400rpg)
1-2*mg12.7mm (600rpg)

Yak-9, A.S.Yakovlev


The definitive development of the Yak-1 series. The Yak-9 was a development of the Yak-7 with metal wing spars. The Yak-9 was built in long-range fighter, ground attack and trainer versions. From mid- 1944 onwards the Yak-9 was the numerically most important Soviet fighter.

During WWII 14579 were built; production continued until 1948 and totalled 16769.

Modifications :
  • Yak-9D "Dalnij" with extended range;
  • Yak-9U "Usilennij" with strengthened frame;
  • Yak-9T carried a 37mm cannon;
  • Yak-9B "Bombardirovschik" had an internal bomb bay, despite its small size.

  • More Links...
  • Yakovlev Yak-9: Soldiers of the Sky
  • Yak-9D
  • Yak-9 at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • Yak-9 of Normandie-Niemen
  • Yak-9, Yakovlev
  • Yak-9 at Michael Fletcher's Site;
  • Yak-9D model page by Dariusz Tyminski
  • DOO Flightsimulator page by Oleg Devjatkin;
  • Common Myths and Misconceptions
  • The Development of Camouflage and Finish of the Yak-9 Fighter, 1942-45
  • Yakovlev Yak-9: Soldiers of the Sky book

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