Yakovlev Yak-38

ICAO aircraft code YK38
Manufacturer Yakovlev
Country Russia
New price USD 18.5 million (1996)

The Yakovlev Yak-38 (Russian: Яковлев Як-38; NATO reporting name: “Forger”) was the Soviet Naval Aviation’s only operational VTOL strike fighter aircraft in addition to being its first operational carrier-based fixed-wing aircraft.

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Yakovlev Yak-38 Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
YK38
Manufacturer
Yakovlev
Manufactured
1971 - 1981
Country
Russia
New purchase price
USD 18.5 million (1996)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
2x Rybinsk RD-38 turbojet and 1 Tumansky R-28 V-300 turbofan (15,000 lbf)
Jet
Power:
7,200 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
690 Kts
1,278 Km/h
Travel range:
700 Nm
1,296 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
39,350 feet
Rate of Climb:
14800 feet / minute
75.18meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
11,300 Kg
24,912 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
11,300 Kg
24,912 lbs
Max Payload:
1,362 Kg
3,003 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
1,010 gallon
3,823 liter

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About the Yakovlev Yak-38

The Yakovlev Yak-38 (Russian: Яковлев Як-38; NATO reporting name: “Forger“) was the Soviet Naval Aviation’s only operational VTOL strike fighter aircraft in addition to being its first operational carrier-based fixed-wing aircraft. It was developed specifically for, and served almost exclusively on, the Kiev-class aircraft carriers (heavy aviation cruiser in Russian classification).

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