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nicli
06-30-2004, 08:32 AM
In the readme file attached to the latest add-on there was no detailed description of these planes, does anyone have reliable performance figures or a detailed description of them?

Here is what I know about them :

- Yak-9M : another M-105PF powered Yak (though I don't know which version of this engine is installed) which entered in service in early 1944 and had its cockpit shifted back like in the Yak-9T, which increased compatibility with this version and gave the aicraft a bettered stability with a more heavy nose than on previous versions.
It was the most produced version of the Yak-9, and AFAIK few if any in operational units were equipped with the NS-37 gun.

- LaGG-3 series 29 : Still M-105P powered but with reduced armament and fuel load compared to first series to get a lightened aircraft, a good number were equipped with the Vya gun.

- LaGG-3 series 35 : don't know much about this one, but in game, the differences seem to be a different radiator shape and the fitting of wing leading edge flaps.


These aircraft are all very interesting (thanks a lot to Oleg and the team for all their work), but it would be cool if we could have a little information about them.

nicli
06-30-2004, 08:32 AM
In the readme file attached to the latest add-on there was no detailed description of these planes, does anyone have reliable performance figures or a detailed description of them?

Here is what I know about them :

- Yak-9M : another M-105PF powered Yak (though I don't know which version of this engine is installed) which entered in service in early 1944 and had its cockpit shifted back like in the Yak-9T, which increased compatibility with this version and gave the aicraft a bettered stability with a more heavy nose than on previous versions.
It was the most produced version of the Yak-9, and AFAIK few if any in operational units were equipped with the NS-37 gun.

- LaGG-3 series 29 : Still M-105P powered but with reduced armament and fuel load compared to first series to get a lightened aircraft, a good number were equipped with the Vya gun.

- LaGG-3 series 35 : don't know much about this one, but in game, the differences seem to be a different radiator shape and the fitting of wing leading edge flaps.


These aircraft are all very interesting (thanks a lot to Oleg and the team for all their work), but it would be cool if we could have a little information about them.

JJaguar
06-30-2004, 09:44 AM
From what I've been able to find, the LaGG-3 series 35 was upgraded with the more powerful M-105PF engine.

Capt._Tenneal
06-30-2004, 09:49 AM
Add to those the Yak-9B (bomber version ?), Yak-9UT, Yak-3P (the last two listed as '1945' planes). Some info on these would be appreciated also. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

F16_txmx
06-30-2004, 10:48 AM
Yak-9B/UT and Yak-3P:

As the Yak-9K the Yak-9B was an limited production version and this time a light bomber variant with internal stowage for up to four 220-pound bombs in a bay behind the pilot. Yak-9B", where "B" stood for "Bombardirovschik / Fighter-Bomber", was an interesting attack aircraft that first flew in early 1944. This machine stored four 100 kilogram (220 pound) FAB 100 bombs or four clusters of two kilogram (4.4 pound) PTAB hollow-charge anti-armor bomblets, stored near-vertically in the fuselage behind the pilot's seat in a 2x2 arrangement. The Yak-9B was put into limited production and combat evaluation. It was used as a precision-strike weapon to attack heavily-defended targets, but did not prove successful enough to be put into wide-scale production. Loading the bombs was a nuisance for armorers; the machine was so heavily laden as to be a danger to get off the ground; and the pilot had no bombsight. The VVS report back to the factory concluded: "Pilots did not want to fly the aircraft. The Chief Designer must redesign the aeroplane." That ended the production of the a/c.

Yak-9UT had a skin entirely of light alloy. It entered service early in 1945. Over 280 Yak-9UT: s were built, the only real difference from Yak-9U being that the design permitted the installation of a heavier cannon on the production line, a concept derived from the experimental Yak-9TK where "TK" stood for "Tyazhelowooruzheny Krupnokaliberny / Heavily Armed Large Caliber.

Yak-3P (Pushechnyj, "cannon armed") had three 20mm guns and an experimental high speed propeller. Almost 600 of these machines were built, mostly after the war.

I am sure that some1 else has more info about the aircrafts than this and the will to post it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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mortoma
06-30-2004, 11:46 AM
The model 35 Lagg also had a retractable tail wheel, which is where it got it's small speed increase of the model 29