Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1975
Total Production: 231
Also Known As: Forger
Origin: Russia
Corporations: AS Yakovlev
Parent System: Yak-38
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1975
Total Production: 231
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Description: Yakovlev Yak-38, dubbed Forger by Western sources, was a multi-role V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take Off and Landing) aircraft developed by the Soviet Union to equip its aircraft carriers. Yak-38 Forger was the Soviet counterpart to British Harrier aircraft. It was plagued by mechanical deficiencies which led to several crashes and finally to its withdrawal from active service in the Soviet Navy. Yakovlev Yak-141, dubbed Freestyle, was a supersonic V/STOL aircraft developed as a potential replacement to Yak-38.

Yak-38 Applications

Fighting Ships Project 1143.4

Yak-38 Specifications

Crew: 1
Length: 16 meter (52 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 23 millimeter
Wingspan: 7.50 meter (24.6 foot)
Ceiling: 12,200 meter (40,026 foot)
Payload: 1,362 kilogram (3,003 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Yak-38 News

There are 2 news between
18 Jul 2017 and 15 Dec 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017Russia Developing VTOL Jet as Mig-29K and Su-33 Replacement
Tuesday, July 18, 2017Russian Navy Considering Development of Yak-38 and Yak-141 VTOL Jet Successor

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