Yakovlev Yak-9

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    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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The Yakovlev Yak-9 was a single-engine fighter aircraft used by the Soviet Union in World War II and after. Fundamentally a lighter development of the Yak-7 with the same armament, it arrived at the front at the end of 1942. The Yak-9 had a lowered rear fuselage decking and all-around vision canopy. Its lighter airframe gave the new fighter a flexibility that previous models had lacked. The pilots who flew it regarded its performance as comparable with those of the Messerschmitt Bf 109G and Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3/A-4. The Yak-9 was the most mass-produced Soviet fighter of all time. It remained in production from 1942 to 1948, with 16,769 built (14,579 during the war). It was the first Soviet aircraft to shoot down a Messerschmitt Me 262 jet. [2] It was used by North Korea in the Korean War.


IN: 2.669 w x 1.063 d x 0.701 h
CM: 6.78 w x 2.7 d x 1.78 h


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Great sculpt. Painted up nicely.
June 9, 2014, 4:18 am
Painted these up and got to use them last weekend. Excellent work on the models!
September 28, 2013, 5:37 pm


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