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Yak-9P

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Photos from the personal collection of Konstantinos Panitsidis


The Yak-9 Soviet fighter planes, in versions D, M and T created the heavy arms nucleus in the 4 Polish Air Force regiments fighting on the Eastern Front in the spring of 1945.

The Yak-9P was the final serial version of the Yak family of fighter aircraft which was still powered by a piston engine. This version of the plane was powered with a new version of the engine, one with greater power as well as with on-board enhancements. The first 10 Yak-9P fighters were introduced to the 1st “Warszawa” Air Force Fighter regiment in November of 1947.

During the late 1940's and into the 1950's the Yak-9P was the standard plane in the Polish Air Force, where it served as a bomber-fighter-on September 1, 1949 of the 170 Yak-9Ps in service in the Polish Air Force, a total of 93 were Model Yak-9 version P.
The fighter on exhibit was used by the 1st “Warszawa” Air Force Hunter regiment.

 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  
DESIGNER OKB Yakovlev
COUNTRY Russia
TYPE Fighter
CREW 1
POWER-PLANT One reciprocating motor VK-105 PF
Power, h.p. 1 x 1.180
DIMENSIONS  
Length, m 8,50
Height, m 3,00
Wing span, m 9,74
Wing area, m2 17,15
WEIGHT  
Normal take-off, kg 3.820
Empty aircraft, kg 2.222
Maximum take-off, kg -
PERFORMANCE  
Maximum speed, km/h 576
Cruising speed, km/h -
Max speed in low height, km/h 505
Rate of climb, m/min 926
Service ceiling, m 11.000
Range, km 730
Combat range, km -
ARMAMENT

One 20 mm  cannons  ShVAK (120 rounds) and one machine-gun ShVAK (SP-20) (175 rounds).

 
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