Very Harrier-like (Or as it's the early 60's, perhaps I should say "Kestrel-like).hesham said:Hi,
The Yak-V project for VTOL experimental aircraft of early of 1960s.
Any advice on where to find more info on this aircraft, especially three-views. I've got enough basic info to take a "SWAG" (Scientific Wild-Ass Guess) at modelling it, but more info is always useful.hesham said:The Yak-39 VTOL aircraft of 1970s.
Experimental plane with vectored thrust only (Kestrel-like) with four nozzles. It was abadoned, because in Soviet union there was not any Pegaus-like engine.starviking said:Very Harrier-like (Or as it's the early 60's, perhaps I should say "Kestrel-like).
Was this to be vectored-thrust only, or vectored rear thrust + lift jets like the Yak-38?
According to Roy Braybrooks Soviet Combat Aircraft, the Forger had an automatic pilot ejection system called Eskem which ejected the pilot if it noted aberrant aircraft behaviour at low speeds. A very good idea if you ask me. Even if there are a number of false alarms, it would certainly react faster than a human pilot, and without any indecision about whether to wreck the pretty airplane!McGreig said:Overscan:
Regarding ejection seats, Yak figures suggest that 83 Harriers and 25 pilots were lost between 1969 and 1980, compared to 36 Forgers and 4 pilots between 1974 and 1980. The attrition rate isn't that different, given the dissimilar periods, but the pilot fatalities are. If the figures are accurate, does anyone know if the better Soviet survival rate was due to their ejection seats or to the circumstances of the crashes?
I forget that,the old site in this topic spoke about this aircraft;hesham said:Hi,
also in that site which I discovered it,there was a mystery
project,the YAK 2VK-11,it was a high-altitude supersonic
bomber project of 1956,powered by two VK-11 engines.