Specifications for the
Focus Model: Yakovlex Yak-3
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Yakovlev - Soviet Union
Initial Year of Service: 1944
Length: 27.85 ft (8.49 m)
Width: 30.18 ft (9.20 m)
Height: 7.94ft (2.42 m)
Weight (Empty): 4,641 lb (2,105 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 5,864 lb (2,660 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Klimov VK-105PF-2 piston engine developing 1,300 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 407 mph (655 kmh; 354 kts)
Maximum Range: 559 miles (900 km)
Service Ceiling: 35,105 ft (10,700 m; 6.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 4,265 feet-per-minute (1,300 m/min)
1 x 20mm ShVAK cannon firing through propeller hub.
2 x 12.7mm Berezin UBS machine guns synchronized in the upper nose fuselage.
Yak-3 - Base Production Series Designation
Yak-3 (VK-107A) - Fitted with Klimov VK-107A series engine of 1,650 horsepower; 2 x 20mm Berezin B-20 cannons.
Yak-3 (VK-108) - Based on the VK-107A model series; fitted with VK-108 series engine; 1 x 23mm Nudelmann-Suranov NS-23 cannon.
Yak-3K - "Tank Buster" Model; limited production; fitted with 1 x 45mm Nudelmann-Suranov NS-45 cannon.
Yak-3P - fitted with 3 x 20mm Berezin B-20 cannons.
Yak-3PD - Single Experimental High-Altitude Variant; fitted with Klimov VK-105PD engine; 1 x 23mm Nudelmann-Suranov NS-23 cannon.
Yak-3RD (Yak-3D) - Single Experimental Aircraft; fitted with Glushko RD-1 liquid-fuel rocket engine of 650lbf; 1 x 23mm Nudelmann-Suranov NS023 cannon.
Yak-3T - Single Prototype Example; "tank buster" model; fitted with 1 x 37mm Nudelmann type N-37 cannon and 2 x 20mm Berezin B-20S cannons.
Yak-3T-57 - Single Production Example; fitted with 57mm OKB-16-57 cannon; based on the Yak-3T model series.
Yak-3TK - fitted with exhaust turbocharger; powered by VK-107A series engine.
Yak-3U - Prototype Model; 2 x 20mm cannons; powered by Shvetsov ASh-82FN radial engine of 1,380 horsepower; increased wingspan.
Yak-3UTI - Two-Seat Conversion Trainer Model; fitted with Shvetsov ASh-21 radial piston engine; basis for Yak-11 series.
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