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Soviet Union's Yakovlev Yak-4 close support

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Yakovlev Yak-4 close support:
Soviet Union's Yakovlev Yak-4 close support
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Yakovlev Yak-4 close support:
Soviet Union's Yakovlev Yak-4 close support
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Yakovlev Yak-4 was based on the Yak-2 and was to be used for ground attack and light bombing. Aleksandr Sergeievich Yakovlev was the desinger.

Construction

The Yak-4 was made from wood and metal.

Wings

The wings were low in the fuselage.

Production

  • Yakovlev Yak-4:
  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: State Industries
    • Production: 1940 - 1942

Usage

Once it was shown that the Yak-4 was more vulnerable than the Il-2, starting in 1942 the Yak-4s were used for reconnaissance at high altitudes.

Specifications

  Yakovlev Yak-4
Type Attack, Fighter bomber
Crew 2
Engine (Type) 2: Klimov M-105R
2: M-105
Cylinders V 12
Cooling Liquid
HP 1,100 each
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 45' 11"
Length 33' 4"
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 11,480 lb
Performance  
Speed 300 mph
Speed @ 15,740' 352 mph
Climb  
Service ceiling 39,040'
Range 994 miles
Armament 3: MG
Bombs 1,320 lb

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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