Yak-1. Volume II

Yak-1. Volume II

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Yak-1. Volume II




Author:Sergei Kouznetsov
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:8.3" x 11.7"
Pages:176
Photos:280 archival photographs,15 color profiles
Publisher:Kagero
ISBN:9788365437396
Item No. 9788365437396



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.