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#AA-2027   1/72 scale  Yakovlev Yak-141 Freestyle  Russian supersonic VTOL fighter prototype

 

Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

34 resin parts

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Vac-formed canopy & Decal

 

Span 140 mm

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Length 254 mm

 

Unit price: US$52

Shipping charge: US$6.00

Each model kit contents 1 set of canopy and 1 sheet of decal. Extra canopies and decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$0.3

Extra canopy

US$1

 

Aircraft History and Specification

In 1975, the Soviet Defense Ministry required Yakovlev OKB to design an advance version of new carrier based VTOL fighter which was intended to replace the Yak-38 Forger for an air defense of the Kiev class carriers / cruisers, with secondary attack capabilities. The project was assigned as the standard military fighter designation, Yak-41. It operates with two lift-jets mounted vertically behind the cockpit and a vectoring nozzle on the main engine. Four prototypes were ordered but the development was delayed by financial constraints. In 1987, the first prototype made its first flight. In 1991, it set records for rapid climb and became the Russian first supersonic VTOL fighter. In 1992, one of the prototype was displayed at the Farnborough air show and was classified the true designation, Yak-141. A year later, due to lack of funds, the Yak-141 program was terminated.

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Experimental carrier-based VTOL interceptor

To develop for replacement of Yak-38

10.1m

18.3m 

5m

1x Soyuz R-79-300 turbofan  / 2x Rybinsk RD-41 lift turbofan

1,800km/h (Mach 1.7)

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30mm GSh-301 cannon

 

Model References

The Yakovlev Yak-141 Freestyle is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Modern carrier based fighter

Dassault Rafale

Grumman F-14D Tomcat

Lockheed F-35C JSF

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

Suhkol Su-33 Flanker

Yakovlev Yak-36 Freehand

 

World's VTOL aircraft

Russian VTOL fighter

Yakovlev Yak-36 Freehand

Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger

Yakovlev Yak-41 (Yak-141) Freestyle

 

Russian experimental aircraft / fighter