Military Factory

Cold War Soviet Aircraft

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/30/2015

Soviet air power was but one of the threats to world peace in the West during the long-running Cold War.





There are a total of (122) Cold War Soviet Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1963
Aero L-29 Delfin / Maya
The Czech designed and produced Aero L-29 Delfin (translating to "Dolphin"; NATO designation of "May... [Read More]
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1972
Aero L-39 Albatros
The Aero L-39 series of advanced jet trainer and light strike aircraft followed along the same lines... [Read More]
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1947
Alekseyev I-211
Like other global powers in the post-World War 2 period, the Soviet Union was hard at work at develo... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Alekseyev I-211

1959
Antonov An-12 (Cub)
The Antonov An-12 (NATO codename of "Cub") was the primary medium-lift military transport of the Sov... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)

1986
Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Condor)
The Antonov An-124 (NATO codename of "Condor") was the world's largest aircraft before the Antonov A... [Read More]
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1947
Antonov An-2 (Colt)
The Antonov An-2 is a multi-role light utility biplane initially produced under the Soviet flag. Des... [Read More]
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1967
Antonov An-22 Antei
With one of the largest ground armies in the world during the Cold War, the Soviet military required... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-22 Antei

1989
Antonov An-225 Mriya (Cossack)
The Antonov An-225 "Mriya" (Meaning "Dream") (NATO: "Cossack") is one of the largest and heaviest ... [Read More]
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1962
Antonov An-24 (Coke)
The An-24 "Coke" was yet another in the long line of military transport aircraft produced during the... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-24 (Coke)

1969
Antonov An-26 (Curl)
The Antonov An-26 was developed from the An-24 of 1962 for the airliner passenger / general transpor... [Read More]
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1986
Antonov An-72 (Coaler)
The An-72 "Coaler" was another Antonov Design Bureau creation designed to assist the Soviet military... [Read More]
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1961
Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)
The Beriev Be-10 flying boat was developed for use by Soviet Naval Aviation as a patrol bomber durin... [Read More]
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1961
Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)
The Beriev Be-12 "Mail" was a successful flying boat aircraft developed for the Soviet Navy as a rep... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)

1989
Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
The Soviets progressed jet-powered amphibious aircraft more so than any world power during the Cold ... [Read More]
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1972
Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia)
The "Polaris" submarine-launched missiles debuted by the West during the Cold War (1947-1991) caused... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia)

1964
Boeing 727
After World War 2 (1939-1945) introduced the turbojet engine as a viable aviation propulsion system,... [Read More]
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1979
CHDB A-90 Orlyonok (Eaglet) (Ekranoplan)
The Soviet Navy made use of several "ekranoplan" design forms during the Cold War decades, these pse... [Read More]
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1941
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its expl... [Read More]
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1942
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Discussions of war-winning World War 2 aircraft regularly seem to leave out one of the most famous a... [Read More]
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1940
Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota
The C-47 Skytrain was a product of the Douglas Aircraft Company and is regarded as the best transpor... [Read More]
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1937
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
The seemingly fragile Fieseler Fi 156 Storch(or "Stork") does not seem to have a home in a global co... [Read More]
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1935
Heinkel He 111
The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded a trio of capable (though eventually limited) medium-cla... [Read More]
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1944
Ilyushin IL-10 (Beast)
The Ilyushin IL-10 was a follow-up design to the classic IL-2 "Shturmovik", an armored ground attack... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-10 (Beast)

1949
Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)
The Ilyushin IL-28 (codenamed "Beagle" by NATO) holds many distinctions in the annals of aviation hi... [Read More]
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1968
Ilyushin IL-38 (May)
The Ilyushin IL-38 (NATO codename of "May") is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine platform utilize... [Read More]
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1953
Ilyushin IL-40 (Brawny)
Following World War 2 (1939-1945) the ground attack role was still very much a consideration for wor... [Read More]
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1967
Ilyushin IL-62 (Classic)
... [Read More]
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1975
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
The Ilyushin IL-76 heavy transport was debuted in the early 1970s, entered service in the mid-1970s ... [Read More]
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1984
Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
The Soviet / Russian military has received a great number of years of faithful service from its Ilyu... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)

1932
Junkers Ju 52
The tri-motor, prop-driven aircraft achieve popularity for a short time during the Interwar years - ... [Read More]
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1939
Junkers Ju 88
The Junkers Ju 88 formed a third of the German Luftwaffe medium bomber triad of World War 2 (1939-19... [Read More]
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1959
Kamov Ka-22
Since the prospect of vertical flight became established during the 1940s and evolved throughout the... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-22

1966
Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)
The Kamov Ka-25 (NATO codename of "Hormone") was developed from the Ka-20, which itself was a respon... [Read More]
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1982
Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
The Kamov Ka-27 Helix naval helicopter was developed as a direct successor to the aging Kamov Ka-25 ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)

1947
Lavochkin La-11 (Fang)
The Lavochkin La-11 was designed from the successful Lavochkin La-9 series of piston engine fighters... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-11 (Fang)

1949
Lavochkin La-15 (Fantail)
A series of Lavochkin jet-powered fighter prototypes preceded the La-15 (NATO reporting name of "Fan... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-15 (Fantail)

1946
Lavochkin La-150
In February of 1945 Soviet leader Josef Stalin issued a directive for a single-seat fighter to be bu... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-150

1946
Lavochkin La-152 (Series)
In February of 1945, Soviet leader Josef Stalin ordered aviation concerns to concentrate their energ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-152 (Series)

1947
Lavochkin La-160
The Lavochkin concern of the Soviet Union provided several notable wartime fighter developments duri... [Read More]
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1956
Lavochkin La-250 (Anaconda)
The Lavochkin concern of the Soviet Union became perhaps best known for its contribution of fighters... [Read More]
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1942
Lavochkin La-5
Design of the Lavochkin La-5 series of low-to-medium altitude, prop-driven fighter was spurred on by... [Read More]
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1944
Lavochkin La-7
The Lavochkin La-7 was an improved variant of the preceding La-5 form. It incorporated a new Shvetso... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-7

1946
Lavochkin La-9 (Fritz)
Lavochkin produced two notable fighters during the defense of the Soviet Union in World War 2 (1939-... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-9 (Fritz)

1987
Lun (Ekranoplan)
One of the more interesting of the Cold War aircraft developments became the massive Soviet Lun Ekra... [Read More]
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1934
Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
The high performance, record-setting Messerschmitt Bf 108 "Taifun" ("Typhoon") was born as a racing ... [Read More]
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1975
Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
The Mikoyan MiG-27 "Flogger" was derived from the successful MiG-23 "Flogger" interceptor and made i... [Read More]
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1984
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
The Mikoyan MiG-29 "Fulcrum" did much to further Soviet/Russian aviation technology and, along with ... [Read More]
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1979
Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)
The MiG-31 "Foxhound" was developed as an off-shoot of the record-setting MiG-25 "Foxbat". The Foxba... [Read More]
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1949
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot)
The MiG-15 (codenamed "Fagot" by the United Nations in reference to a "hastily bundled pile of stick... [Read More]
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1952
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco)
As impressive as the later versions of the MiG-15 fighter were (detailed elsewhere on this site), th... [Read More]
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1955
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer)
As with most global powers of World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union forged a bulk of its jet fig... [Read More]
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1959
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
The MiG-21 was undoubtedly the most successful Cold War fighter in terms of reach, operating in over... [Read More]
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1970
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
The Mach 2-capable MiG-23 "Flogger" became the first true "swing-wing" fighter to enter service with... [Read More]
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1972
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
Like the Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" and the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 "Fishbed", the MiG-25 (NATO reporting ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)

1946
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 (Fargo)
The MiG-9 (NATO codename of "Fargo") was only the second attempt by the Soviet Union at designing an... [Read More]
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1962
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 (Fishbed) / (MiG-23)
While it may seem that the West was the only power at work on fantastical "x-planes" during the Cold... [Read More]
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1975
Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
The Mil Mi-14 (NATO codename "Haze") was a dedicated naval anti-submarine helicopter appearing in li... [Read More]
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1981
Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
The original Mil Mi-8 "Hip" medium-lift transport helicopter series first flew in prototype form on ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)

1965
Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)

1973
Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
The famous Mil Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter stemmed from a Soviet Cold-War requirement for a heavily arme... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)

1983
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Since its adoption into service with the Soviet Air Force during the early 1980s, the Cold War-era M... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)

1953
Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
The broad-reaching Mil Mi-4 series of helicopter (known to NATO as "Hound") first appeared in 1952 a... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)

1962
Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
The Mil Mi-6 was an inventory stalwart for the Soviet Union and its allies during the Cold War. For ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-6 (Hook)

1967
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Numbering well over 12,000 production examples, the Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name of "Hip") can be v... [Read More]
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1968
Mil V-12 (Homer)
The Mil V-12 was a massive heavy-lift helicopter project taken on by the Soviet Union during the Col... [Read More]
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1955
Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
The Myasishchev M-4 (NATO codename of "Bison") was developed to a Soviet Navy requirement for a jet-... [Read More]
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1959
Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder)
The M-50 and M-52 bombers were two prototype intercontinental supersonic strategic bombers proposed ... [Read More]
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1978
Myasishchev M-55 (Mystic)
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Myasishchev M-55 (Mystic)

1942
North American P-51 Mustang
The North American P-51 Mustang proved an invaluable addition to the Allied cause in the latter half... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the North American P-51 Mustang

1936
North American T-6 Texan
The T-6 Texan was and is a world famous single-engine aircraft primarily known for its use as a trai... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the North American T-6 Texan

1962
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
The Northrop F-5 "Freedom Fighter" / "Tiger" / "Tiger II" series was designed from the outset as a l... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II

1947
OKB-1 EF-131
In their historical advance on Berlin during World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Army captured the r... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the OKB-1 EF-131

1948
OKB-1 EF-140
The EF-140 was a Soviet post-World War 2 jet-powered tactical bomber design continuation of the line... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the OKB-1 EF-140

1952
OKB-1 EF-150
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the OKB-1 EF-150

1941
Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviets lacked a heavy bomber stable when compared to the Britis... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)

1940
Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
During the lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union joined Germany and Italy in providin... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)

1929
Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)

1985
PZL W-3A Sokol
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the PZL W-3A Sokol

1942
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
While much of the romance of World War 2 dogfighting often heads in the direction of the United Stat... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

1964
Sukhoi Su-11 (Fishpot-C)
The Su-11, by any regard, is considered a potent fighter. Based on a further development of the infe... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-11 (Fishpot-C)

1967
Sukhoi Su-15 (Flagon)
The Su-15 (NATO codename of "Flagon") series of aircraft was designed by the Sukhoi firm as a true i... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-15 (Flagon)

1970
Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)
The Mach 2-capable Sukhoi Su-17 "Fitter" was a further development of the successful Su-7 "Fitter-A"... [Read More]
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1974
Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
The Sukhoi Su-24 "Fencer" was the Soviet answer to the American General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark. The... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)

1981
Sukhoi Su-25 (Frogfoot)
Since the early 1980s, the Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO codename of "Frogfoot") has served the close-support a... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-25 (Frogfoot)

1985
Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Designed as a counter to the excellent American swing-wing Grumman F-14 "Tomcat" carrierborne fleet ... [Read More]
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1959
Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
The Sukhoi Su-7 (NATO codename of "Fitter-A") was a single-seat, single engine jet-powered fighter i... [Read More]
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1959
Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot)
During the Korean War (1950-1953), the age of the jet-powered fighter had arrived. Soviet MiG-15s re... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot)

1946
Sukhoi Su-9 / Su-11 / Su-13 (1946)
While the concept of the turbojet engine lingered for some time, it was not put into practical use u... [Read More]
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1972
Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
When it was learned that the Americans were delving into a high-speed, high-altitude Mach 3-capable ... [Read More]
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1938
Supermarine Spitfire
The Supermarine Spitfire the legendary British fighter aircraft developed prior to World War 2. The ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spitfire

1965
Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)
Design of the Tupolev Tu-126 (NATO codename of "Moss") was conventional and followed much of what ma... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)

1967
Tupolev Tu-134
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-134

1972
Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
As the Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" proved a successful strategic bomber across several roles for the Soviet... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)

1975
Tupolev Tu-144 (Charger)
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-144 (Charger)

1972
Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)
The Tupolev concern of Russia holds an aviation history dating as far back as 1926, having since est... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)

1954
Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
The Tupolev Tu-16 (codenamed "Badger" by NATO) owed its success story to the Cold War and its own ve... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)

1989
Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
Since its inception, the Tupolev-produced Tu-160 (NATO codename of "Blackjack", nicknamed in Russia/... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)

1942
Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
Russian aviation engineer Andrei Tupolev would lend his surname to a plethora of Soviet-era aircraft... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)

1962
Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)
The Soviet/Russian Tupolev concern has had a long and established history in developing and producin... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)

1972
Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
The Tupolev Tu22M "Backfire" was/is a dedicated strategic bombing and maritime strike platform prima... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)

1964
Tupolev Tu-28 / Tu-128 (Fiddler)
With the vast territory encompassing the Soviet Union at its peak during the Cold War, its military ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-28 / Tu-128 (Fiddler)

1949
Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
During World War 2, the Soviet Union was threatened by both the Empire of Japan to the East and Nazi... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)

1949
Tupolev Tu-80
In order to provide its bomber force with a long-range weapons delivery platform, Soviet engineers s... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-80

1951
Tupolev Tu-85
During World War 2 (1939-1945), Soviet engineers were able to study three captured American B-29 Sup... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-85

1956
Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
Following the developmental Tupolev Tu-80 and Tu-85 programs was the famous Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" whi... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)

1956
Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
Following World War 2, the aviation world was moving along at breakneck speeds in development of adv... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)

1947
Yakovlev Yak-15 (Feather)
After the fall of Germany in May of 1945, the Soviet Union (as well as the Allies) was privy to piec... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-15 (Feather)

1947
Yakovlev Yak-17
The Yak-17 was a solid operator in service with the Soviet Union. As a post-World War Two design, th... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-17

1946
Yakovlev Yak-18 (Max)
During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Yakovlev UT-2 served as the standardized, primary aircraft train... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-18 (Max)

1947
Yakovlev Yak-23
The Yakovlev Yak-23 was the final iteration of the post-war turbojet designs beginning with the Yak-... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-23

1955
Yakovlev Yak-25 (Flashlight / Mandrake)
The Yak-25 (NATO codename of "Flashlight") was yet another jet fighter design introduced by the Sovi... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-25 (Flashlight / Mandrake)

1960
Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)
Post-World War 2 swept-wing research - coupled with advanced in turbojet technology - allowed the So... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)

1948
Yakovlev Yak-30
Like the global powers of the West during the Cold War decades, the Soviet Union moved on rapid test... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-30

1960
Yakovlev Yak-30 (1960)
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-30 (1960)

1976
Yakovlev Yak-38 (Forger)
The Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger became the first (and last) VTOL service aircraft for the Soviet Union / ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-38 (Forger)

1987
Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) flight of fixed-wing fighter aircraft eluded aeronautical engin... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)

1991
Yakovlev Yak-44
During the latter half of the Cold War (1947 - 1991) years, the Soviet Union's naval branch position... [Read More]
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1949
Yakovlev Yak-50
Around mid-February of 1949, Soviet Air Force (VVS) officials called for a new lightweight, all-weat... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-50

1975
Yakovlev Yak-50 (1975)
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-50 (1975)

1979
Yakovlev Yak-52
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-52

1942
Yakovlev Yak-7
The Yak-9 piston-engine fighter was one of the more important fighters to serve the Soviet Air Force... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-7

1943
Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)
In line with other classic wartime fighters of World War 2, the Yakovlev-produced Yak-9 was another ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)