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Crash_Moses
08-25-2006, 07:19 PM
Took the corporate plane on a day trip today and when we arrived at the airport for the return trip this was waiting for us right across from our ride home. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

The one day I leave my camera behind and this plops right in my lap. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Fortunetely, one of our pilots had his camera with him and shot a whole slew of photos and was more than happy to burn me copies. (You rock, Jim! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif)

The pilot was retired military and had purchased the plane without a tail. Spent years and gobs of money to make it right. He was on his way to an air show in Indiana and happened to make a pitstop in the tiny hamlet of Glasgow, KY. Fate was kind to me today... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/IMG_0392_Yak_9.gif
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/IMG_0398_Yak_9.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/IMG_0400_Yak_9.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/IMG_0404_Yak_9.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/IMG_0405_Yak_9.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/IMG_0407_Yak_9.jpg

hmmm...scaled originals down to 800x600 not 400x300. Odd.

Targ
08-25-2006, 07:31 PM
Cool beans http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

orkan_3d
08-25-2006, 07:46 PM
Good way to spend "some" money.

Beaufort-RAF
08-25-2006, 07:53 PM
Nice. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

T_O_A_D
08-25-2006, 08:17 PM
Very Lucky catch, Even a Blind Hog can find and acorn every now and then. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VW-IceFire
08-25-2006, 08:56 PM
Wow thats a rare catch! Most of the Yak's on the airshow circuit are Yak-9U or Yak-3...but they are relatively new builds. Thats an earlier Yak-9 with the square radiator intake and everything!

Ernst_Rohr
08-25-2006, 09:14 PM
Awesome catch Crash!

Puuurrrttyyy pictures too! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Aguila_Azteca
08-25-2006, 09:59 PM
yes this plane is gona be here at indianapolis airshow, i feel lucky, i have never seen a russian ww2 fighter close to, i will go tomorrow with my camera, i will post pictures if i can, but no promises, it is expected storms saturday and sunday... sad..... it makes me angry! but ho well, i will go there any ways, but may be show will be cancelled who knows

BillyTheKid_22
08-25-2006, 10:05 PM
Howdy! I love YAK -9!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

SaQSoN
08-25-2006, 10:19 PM
This is not Yak-9. This is so called Yak-3M - an early 90-s replica built in Russia and powered with allison engine. There were several built and all flying in-line engine Yaks, you can see at the shows - are of this type.

One of Oleg's eployees took part in it's design, BTW.

VW-IceFire
08-25-2006, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by SaQSoN:
This is not Yak-9. This is so called Yak-3M - an early 90-s replica built in Russia and powered with allison engine. There were several built and all flying in-line engine Yaks, you can see at the shows - are of this type.

One of Oleg's eployees took part in it's design, BTW.
I know you know alot about Russian aircraft...but are you absolutely sure? It doesn't look like the Yak-3M or Yak-9U-M that they built during the 90s. I was just remarking on how it doesn't seem to look like any of those. I could be wrong?

mortoma1958
08-25-2006, 10:40 PM
Cool I lived in Indiana 'til 2004 and I think I know the Airshow, probably the Mt. Comfort airshow
at the northeast side of the city. I went in 2002 and they had tons of Warbirds, including B-17, a PB Catalina, P-51D, P-40N, P-38 just to name a few WWII birds. Lots of Viet Nam birds and the usual modern combat jets. Anyone in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois or Michigan might want to check it out. By the way, P-38s look huge, more like a bomber up close. Not a small fighter, be sure.

Aguila_Azteca
08-25-2006, 11:28 PM
www.indianapolisairshow.com (http://www.indianapolisairshow.com)

saqson is right

This particular aircraft is owned by Jim Cook of Waverly, AL and is painted to represent the Yak-9 flown by Louis Delfino of the Free French, Normandie Nieman Regiment, which flew for the Soviet Air Force during WWII and produced 27 aces. This is one of 10 Yak-9s that were manufactured during the 1990€s in the same factory and on the same production line as the originals during WWII. An Indianapolis built Allison V-1710 engine of 1450 hp was substituted during the manufacture of the aircraft for the original Klimov engine.

Treetop64
08-26-2006, 12:15 AM
I've always thought this but never stated it: the later Yak series WWII fighters were a very attractive design, beautifully proportioned.

BfHeFwMe
08-26-2006, 12:56 PM
Oh wow, they butchered it with the bogus paint job copied off the original in France, which also has this non-authentic repaint botched paint job. But nice French AF colors. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

tigertalon
08-26-2006, 01:43 PM
Yak3. Note the absence of the chin radiator. Still looks odd (with this framed windshield).

SaQSoN
08-26-2006, 10:22 PM
There were no Yak-9 replicas built.

All this planes are Yak-3M by general design, sizes and proportions. They may have different windshield and gear covers installed, but it is still Yak-3M...

PBNA-Boosher
08-26-2006, 11:47 PM
Super sweet yak man!

TheGozr
08-27-2006, 01:18 AM
Dear SaQSoN

You are wrong about yak9 replica, but basicly the yak9 or 3 are base on Yak3m fuselage with minor changes like wings, windshield etc..
Anderstand that many yak9 had also the same windshield of the yak3 or 1 in ww2.

SaQSoN
08-27-2006, 11:48 AM
You are wrong about yak9 replica, but basicly the yak9 or 3 are base on Yak3m fuselage with minor changes like wings, windshield etc..

Where am I wrong? There was not a single Yak-9 flyable replica built, at least so far completed.

The Yak-3 and Yak-9 (particulary late models) have completely different wings and fuselages. The plane on the pictures has Yak-3 fuselage (the cockpit is positioned too forward, comparing to the Yak-9) and Yak-3 wing (short wing with round tips). So, it IS Yak-3, despite the canopy with flat windshield and main gear covers, which made to look like Yak-7/9 family.

heywooood
08-27-2006, 12:15 PM
yeah I wouldn't argue too much with Vladimir - thats a Yak3 replica...I saw one fly at a local field here last year...it had an Allison V-12 up front and it was a very slight and lethal looking plane. They are like razors compared to the bulkier P-51 type.

In fact - it looks like what it was. Best pure dogfighter in the WWII.

TheGozr
08-27-2006, 12:34 PM
Well My dear Vladimir you can absolutely not teach me something about the yak.
Now you want to talk about cockpit placement on yak9? open your planes book and look the early yak9.
Ok in the other note yes the replicas Yak3 and 9 are using the yak3m fuselage... But.. not all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
There was not a single Yak-9 flyable replica built Right there you are wrong..

p1ngu666
08-27-2006, 04:38 PM
personaly id rather have a 9, cos they look cooler http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

i thought they built some 9's recently anyways..

Crash_Moses
08-28-2006, 07:25 AM
Wow...that's why I like this place...serious history buffs.

Pilot/owner said it was a Yak-9. That's all I know (heck, I wasn't sure what it was when I first saw it--except that it wasn't a bomber). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

If I ever see him again, I'll ask.

S!

p1ngu666
08-28-2006, 07:26 AM
i sugest u fly the yak9b http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Crash_Moses
08-28-2006, 07:42 AM
I suggest I fly the SBD.

I don't seem to get very far in the fighters. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

SaQSoN
08-28-2006, 11:07 AM
Well My dear Vladimir you can absolutely not teach me something about the yak.

Looks, like I do can.


Now you want to talk about cockpit placement on yak9? open your planes book and look the early yak9.
Yeah, open your book on Yak series and find me an oil-coolers exhosts under the fuselage, infront of the water cooler on the early Yak-9. And while you at it, tell me, where on the eraly Yak-9 is the oil cooler and where it is on the plane, shown on the pictures.


There was not a single Yak-9 flyable replica built Right there you are wrong..

Photos? Specs? Place and date of build? Company name?

TheGozr
08-28-2006, 01:24 PM
Saqson Stop now,
Were we talking about radiator or Cockpits? I was on the cockpit note as i wrote so please re-read my post . What i say it's very simple You know what your are talking about but i know much more than you in any matter on the yak9 period deal with it.

Well first work on them, test differents variant as well different engines fly them to the limits like i did them you can come and talk to me.
It remind me the talks that i had with Oleg about Yak9 and 105 (Hyspano) engine.
Now i'm off.
Contact me if you wish.

My Best regards,

Kocur_
08-28-2006, 03:38 PM
Er... One of you is talking about WW2 Yaks, the other is talking about modern replicas.

leitmotiv
08-28-2006, 04:15 PM
Terrific catch---one that did not get away!!!!