Volume 2

Sergei Kouznetsov

Date Published :
April 2017
Publisher :
Series :
Monographs Special Edition
Illustration :
280 archival photographs,15 color profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788365437396
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks


The pursuit of better performance continued until all the possibilities for improvement were literally squeezed out of the Yak-1's mixed design characterized by an all-wooden wing. In the process, alterations to the basic design gave birth to new, more advanced types - the Yak-9 in 1942 and Yak-3 in 1944. Still, given the high degree of manufacturing optimization achieved at Saratov factory, it was decided to keep the fighter that was rapidly becoming obsolete in production. Its latest version - the Yak-1b - contributed significantly to the wartime effort of the Soviet Union. These developments as well as some interesting facts from the Yak-1/1b history are covered in the current volume.


“This book, along with the previous volume, is a comprehensive and long overdue study of arguably the best of the early war Soviet fighters, which eventually gave birth to the more advanced and better known Yak-9 and later Yak-3.”

- Classic Wings

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