was one of various modifications of the Yak-9 Soviet WWII fighter. The plane
had powerful armament, consisted of a 37mm nose NS-37 cannon with 30 shells and
one 12.7mm UBS machine gun with 200 rounds. Installation of such a large cannon
required a sensible design changes. The nose fuselage frame was reinforced and
the cockpit was shifted back on 400mm to compensate for the heavier nose. Yak-9T
had improved maneuverability and flight range, increased fuel capacity - 330 kg
and a MTOW weight of 3,025 kg.
The aircraft was produced
serially from March 1943 to June 1945. A total of 2,748 aircrafts of that type were
build. The flight tests were conducted
in August 1943 on the Central Front in 16VA (“Vozdushnaya Armia” -Air Army).
Yak-9T produced a great
moral impact on the enemy, it was successfully used against enemy aircrafts
either fighters, nor bombers. Among flight
personnel, the Yak-9T enjoyed great popularity and was highly appreciated
thanks to the powerful armament and good flight performance.
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