Specifications for the
Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
Focus Model: Yakovlev Yak-9U (Frank)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Yakovlev OKB - Soviet Union
Initial Year of Service: 1943
Length: 28.05 ft (8.55 m)
Width: 32.05 ft (9.77 m)
Height: 9.71ft (2.96 m)
Weight (Empty): 5,988 lb (2,716 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 6,830 lb (3,098 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Klimov VK-107A inline piston engine developing 1,650 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 434 mph (698 kmh; 377 kts)
Maximum Range: 541 miles (870 km)
Service Ceiling: 39,042 ft (11,900 m; 7.4 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 4,920 feet-per-minute (1,500 m/min)
1 x 20mm ShVAK cannon firing through propeller hub.
1 x 12.7mm UBS machine gun
OPTIONAL (Model Dependent):
2 x 220lb bombs
4 x 50kg FAB-50 bombs
2 x 12.7mm UBS machine gun in place of 1 x 12.7mm fitting.
1 x 23mm VYa cannon
1 x 23mm NS-23 cannon
1 x 37mm NS-37 cannon
1 x 45mm NS-45 cannon
2 x 20mm Berezin B-20 cannons
Yak-7DI - Initial Development Model Designation based on the Yak-7 production fighter.
Yak-9 - Base Production Model Designation; fitted with 1,300hp Klimov VK-105PF-1 OR 1,360hp VK-105PF-3 powerplants; 1 or 2 12.7mm machine guns with 1 x 20mm cannon.
Yak-9B - High-Speed Fighter-Bomber Variant; featured capability to carry an internal and external combined bomb load of up to 1,323lbs.
Yak-9D - Long-Range Variant; fitted with VK-105PF-3 engine; increased fuel capacity.
Yak-9DD - Extreme Long-Range Model fitted with drop tanks; based on Yak-9D model.
Yak-9K - Anti-Tank Version with 45mm cannon; "heavy" model.
Yak-9M - Revised armament; cockpit position slightly moved.
Yak-9MPVO - Night-fighter Model; Klimov VK-105 PF2 engine of 1,240 horsepower; RPK-10 radio compass; searchlight.
Yak-9P - Interceptor produced in post-war years; based on Yak-9U; all-metal wing assemblies; fitted with Klimov 107A inline piston engine generating 1,650hp; 2 x 20mm ShVAK cannons.
Yak-9PD - High-Altitude Interceptor; fitted with Klimov M-105 PD engine to counter Junkers Ju 86R reconnaissance aircraft of the German Luftwaffe; later upgraded to water-injected Klimov M-106 PV engine.
Yak-9R - Reconnaissance Variant
Yak-9S - Based on Yak-9M; fitted with Klimov VK-105 PF engine; 1 x 23mm Nudelman-Suranov NS-23 cannon and 2 x 20mm Berezin B-20 cannons; new propeller system; never produced.
Yak-9T - Anti-Tank Model; fitted with 37mm or 45mm cannons.
Yak-9TD - Fitted with NS-37 cannon; 4 x 110lb FAB-50 bomb compatibility.
Yak-9TK - 20mm, 23mm, 37mm or 45mm cannon compatible; never produced.
Yak-9U - Fitted with Klimov VK-107A engine of 1,650 horsepower; 1 x 20mm ShVAK cannon; improvements throughout.
Yak-9UV - Proposed two-seat trainer; never produced; 1 x 20mm Berezin B-20 cannon.
Yak-9UT - Fitted with 1 x 37mm Nudelman N-37 cannon and 2 x 20mm Berezin B-20 cannons; production aircraft replaced N-37 with NS-23.
Yak-9V - Two-Seat Trainer; fitted with Klimov VK-105 PF2 engine; 1 x 20mm ShVAK cannon; based on Yak-9M and Yak-9T models.
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