Yakovlev Yak-201

Once developed the Yak and Yak-141-43 engineers from the Yakovlev Design Bureau started to further branch of VTOL Yak-201. At this time, it is only a draft design. Neither layout nor the more experienced prototype is not designed. We began designing its own initiative in the middle of EDO staff 90-ies.


According to the given parameters, the new VTOL should have some differences from the previous Yak-141 and Yak-43, and primarily in terms of the increased range. Aircraft will be created according to the traditional scheme used in the basic models with the presence of a two-kilo tail unit. It will be installed with a large angle of inclination. The entire structure of the aircraft is drawn on unobtrusive characteristics and has a small number of right angles. According to the plan of the power plant, the engine used will be in a single instance, lifting-marching, with a mechanical drive on the lift fan. The engine will be installed behind the cockpit. The nozzle of the engine was viewed in different versions, in particular a flat or round shape, but it is performed in a rotary version.


The mechanism of change of the thrust vector will enable the aircraft to be supermaneuverability. Armament Yak-201 will be placed in a specially designed inner compartments of the fuselage. But to design the layout plane never arrived. A draft version of the show representatives of the Defense Ministry, but it was never approved. The main reason was that the Yak-201 lacked funds, and an additional pretext became uncertain TTT program PRL.


According to preliminary data from the OKB, the interceptor fighter was calculated for one pilot. Since the final version of the engine was not decided, according to the approximate data, the plane should reach the ground speed of 1250 km / h, and in the air - 1800 km / h. The practical ceiling for the Yak-201 is 15 000 m. Among the weapons decided to use a rifle gun GSH-301 with ammunition in 120 shells. And at four points of the suspension they decided to install an air-to-air UR according to the long-range P-77 or medium-range P-27. In some embodiments, the installation of short-range missiles P-73 and P-60 and NAR blocks with a caliber up to 240 mm were worked out.


Yak-201 characteristics:

  • Purpose: interceptor fighter vertical takeoff and landing
  • Manufacturer: Yakovlev Design Bureau


  • Crew: 1 people
  • Max. speed at the ground: 1250 km / h
  • Max. speed at height: 1800 km / h
  • Combat radius: 690 km
  • Range of flight: - at the ground - 1250
  • - At an altitude of 10-12 km - 2100 km
  • Service ceiling: 15000 m


  • Length: 18,3 m
  • Height: 5,0 m
  • Wingspan: - in the unfolded position - 10,1 m
  • - Folded - 5,9 m m
  • Wing area: 63,4 m;


  • Max. takeoff - when the run 120 m - 19500
  • with vertical takeoff - 15800 kg


  • Small-gun armament: 1 x 30mm, GSH-301 (120 ammunition shells)

  • Number of suspension points: internal placement of 4 positions

  • Suspended arms SD air-to-air (P-77 (RVV-AE) or P-27-Range and P-73 short-range or P-60 close air combat) and air-to-surface (X-25, X-31A or X -35), gun mount (23 mm, 250 rounds) or starting blocks NAR caliber from the 80 240 mm up to six bombs caliber 500 kg.