Yakovlev Yak-9UM. A photo. Characteristics.
Yakovlev Yak-9UM. A photo. Characteristics.

Yakovlev Yak-9UM. A photo. Characteristics.


the USSR

A type: single-engine fighter

Crew: one pilot

Yak-9 appeared at the front end of 1942 years, was a lightweight version of the Yak-7, which in turn was a major fighter Air Force since the end of the year 1941. By mid-year, 1944-9 Yak on the number built bypassed all the other fighters, operate on the Eastern Front, had a small number of modifications to perform tasks long-range interceptor, fighter-bomber, night fighter aircraft and direct support.

The second generation of the venerable fighter - modifications of the Yak-9U / P began to be developed at the end of 1942, when instead of the previously installed M-105 engine (M-105PF - Ed.) Of the designer Klimov, they began to use the more powerful M-107 engine. (VK-107A. - Ed.). In addition, the aerodynamics were improved, and the plywood sheathing was replaced with metal. Having received the designation Yak-9U, the new fighter ended up in the Air Force units in the last months of the war, its commissioning was unduly delayed due to difficulties with engine fine-tuning. Further development of the Yak-9 aircraft continued immediately after the war: an improved modification - the Yak-9P aircraft armed with a cannon - was used not only by the Soviet Air Force, but also by the air forces of other countries of the communist bloc, including North Korea.

Production was finally stopped in the year 1947, 3900 after delivery Yak-9U / P (out of 16 769 built aircraft Yak- 9). There are still at least four non-flying Yak-9U / P. In 1996 the production association "Strela" has built an exact copy of a flying Yak-9UM for the US customer.

Basic data


  • Length: 8,55 m
  • Wingspan: 9,77 m
  • Height: 2,96 m


Date of first flight:

  • end of December 1942 years (source) and the end of 1996 years (Yak-9UM)


Power point: "Allison» V-1710 Power: 1360 l. from. (1015 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 2716 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 3395 kg


The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • Yak-9UM (newly built production association "Strela")


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 673 km / h
  • Range: 1200 km

This Yak-9UM crashed in Australia in 2018