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KPC-060 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-23 Soviet jet fighter model kit

KP/Mastercraft KPC-060 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-23 Soviet jet fighter model kit
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KPC-060 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-23 Soviet jet fighter model kit

KP/Mastercraft 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-23 Soviet jet fighter model kit. Pic.1
KP/Mastercraft 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-23 Soviet jet fighter model kit. Pic.1

KP/Mastercraft 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-23 Soviet jet fighter model kit. Pic.2
KP/Mastercraft 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-23 Soviet jet fighter model kit. Pic.2

In post-war years the Czechoslovakian Air Force tested German Me-262 jet fighters and an intensive research of aircraft jet propulsion was provided. However such a research was very expensive. In 1949 one example of YAK-17 jet fighter was delivered from Soviet Union and it was intended to start a license production in Czechoslovakia. At that time however, a fast development of new jet aircraft in the world influenced the decision. In Soviet Union there appeared the new YAK-23 jet fighter A series of eleven was bought for Czechoslovakian Air Force and started to replace the piston-engine fighters like S-99 (BM09G) and S-89 (Spitfire LF Mk-IX E) of the 'Air Guard'. Shortly after, further nine YAK-23S were delivered, bearing the Cz.A.F designation S-101. The service of all these S-101s ceased in Brno during 1955-56 The planned license production was not realized because a new fighter entered the scene, the famous MiG-15, which was built in Czechoslovakia in substantial numbers.
In larger scale the YAK-23s served i n other ai r forces of East European countries. For the crews they were favorites for easy handling, great maneuverability and excellent climb. At their time, YAK-23S were modern aircraft. They were of all-metal construction and were the first Soviet fighters with ejection seats. The cabin housed the standard equipment. The drop-tanks of 190 litres capacity each could be fitted to the wing tips. The fuselage of metal-skin construction had the air-intake in the nose, while the exhaust-jet-pipe was beneath the fuselage. The whole forward part of the fuselage was easy removable for easy maintenance of the engine The three-wheel retractable undercarriage was operated pneumatically.

Technical data
Span - 8,69 m
Length - 8,16 m
Night - 3.31 m
Engine - RD-500
Max. speed - 950 km/h
Armament - 2 MGs 23 mm