ICAO aircraft code YAK3
Manufacturer Yakovlev
Country Russia

The Yakovlev Yak-3 (Russian: Яковлев Як-3) was a single-engine, single-seat World War II Soviet fighter.


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Yakovlev Yak-3 specifications


ICAO aircraft code
1943 - 1946

Aircraft performance

1x Klimov VK-105PF2
1,260 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
349 Kts
646 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
59 Kts
Travel range:
486 Nm
900 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
34,100 feet
Rate of Climb:
4265 feet / minute
21.67meter / second
Take Off Distance:
345 meter - 1,131.88 feet
Landing Distance:
580 meter - 1,902.86 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
2,697 Kg
5,946 lbs
Max Payload:
351 Kg
774 lbs

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About the Yakovlev Yak-3

The Yakovlev Yak-3 (Russian: Яковлев Як-3) was a single-engine, single-seat World War II Soviet fighter. Robust and easy to maintain, it was much liked by both pilots and ground crew. One of the smallest and lightest combat fighters fielded by any combatant during the war, its high power-to-weight ratio gave it excellent performance and it proved to be a formidable dogfighter.

Marcel Albert, a World War II French ace who flew the Yak-3 in the USSR with the Normandie-Niémen Group, considered it a superior aircraft to the P-51D Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire. It was also flown by Polish Air Forces (of the Polish People’s Army formed in USSR) and the Yugoslav Air Force, after the war.

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