Yakovlev Yak 11 Military Trainer Aircraft
The prototype Yakovlev Yak-11 flew on 10 November 1945 entering service with the Warsaw Pact countries the following year, it's airframe was based on the famous Russian Yak-3 fighter of WW2, and although primarily designed as a training aircraft, the Yak-11 retained a nose mounted machine gun and bomb racks facilitating both weapons training and ground attack capability should the "Cold War" ever turn "Hot", NATO gave the Yak 11 the codename "Moose".
Records show that 3,859 aircraft had been produced by 1956 when production ceased in favour of more modern designs with front nose-wheels, the Yak-11 remained the main military training aircraft of the Warsaw Pact countries until 1962.
Yakovlev Yak-11 Specifications:
- Crew: Student pilot and instructor
- Length: 27 ft 10 in (8.50 m)
- Wingspan: 30 ft 10 in (9.4 m)
- Height: 10 ft 5 in (3.28 m)
- Max takeoff weight: 5,379 lb (2,440 kg)
- Engine: Single 570 hp (425 kW) Shvetsov ASh-82 air-cooled radial piston engine
- Maximum speed: 289 mph (460 km/h)
- Range: 795 miles (1250 km)
- Service ceiling: 23,295 ft (7,100 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,600 ft/min (8.1 m/s)
- Single 12.7 mm or nose-mounted machine gun, either 12.7 mm UBS or 7.62 mm ShKAS
- Maximum of 200 kg (440 lb) of under-wing mounted bombs
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