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This is not Yak-36MP, but Yak-36MP. To be more precise, it is not what we know now as Yak-38, but original production version from Yak-36. Photo of the model is from Tony Buttlers Secret Projects - Fighters book.
 

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There's a three-view of another intermediate version in the AIAA case history on Soviet V/stol Fighter Development. The version that book depicts definitely appears to be a blend of Freehand and Forger; Freehand from the wing leading edge/fuselage juncture aft and Forger from there forward.

Added by Edit: I just realized that the version covered by the pictures Matej posted match well with the description of a Soviet naval vstol fighter from a early- to mid-seventies technothriller, Clash of Titans (not to be confused with the novelization of that horrid movie, Clash of the Titans. In this novel, a Soviet vstol carrier classed with a USAF nuclear-powered dirigible aircraft carrier operating modified Harriers and helicopters and they were fighting it out to "rescue" a downed airliner which a defector carrying important information onboard.
 

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It took me a bit longer time to find but it is this...
 

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There's a three-view of another intermediate version in the AIAA case history on Soviet V/stol Fighter Development. The version that book depicts definitely appears to be a blend of Freehand and Forger; Freehand from the wing leading edge/fuselage juncture aft and Forger from there forward.

I have to confess that I am the author of the AIAA case history on Soviet V/STOL Fighter Development. When I wrote the manuscript in 1995, there was no good reference for the Yakovlev V/STOL fighters (Fricker and Butowski's book came out just before I finished), so I used what I could. I made that image with a photoeditor, combining Jane's Freehand and Forger images, and smoothing it out a bit. As it says, it is a conceptual drawing. Maybe "notional" would have been a better term. Sorry for any confusion.
 

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vstol said:
There's a three-view of another intermediate version in the AIAA case history on Soviet V/stol Fighter Development. The version that book depicts definitely appears to be a blend of Freehand and Forger; Freehand from the wing leading edge/fuselage juncture aft and Forger from there forward.

I have to confess that I am the author of the AIAA case history on Soviet V/STOL Fighter Development. When I wrote the manuscript in 1995, there was no good reference for the Yakovlev V/STOL fighters (Fricker and Butowski's book came out just before I finished), so I used what I could. I made that image with a photoeditor, combining Jane's Freehand and Forger images, and smoothing it out a bit. As it says, it is a conceptual drawing. Maybe "notional" would have been a better term. Sorry for any confusion.

Ah, thank you, sir, for that info. *Chuckle* You might be amused that some of us in the Harrier SIG referred to that as the "Forgehand". A pleasure to make your acquaintance.
 

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11 month later the thread was resurected, amen... I know this is not the exact subject of this thread, but I need more informations on the Yak-39 improved Forger of 1983. In fact I need pics please...
 

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Archibald said:
11 month later the thread was resurected, amen... I know this is not the exact subject of this thread, but I need more informations on the Yak-39 improved Forger of 1983. In fact I need pics please...

Source: http://vtol.boom.ru/rus/Jak-39/index.html
 

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I know it had three instead of two lift engines (at least, according to the sources I've read). Does anyone know where to find some decent 3-view drawings of it?
 

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Now that's an interesting alternate with a low wing (with lift engines, I'd argue that such a configuration is a very poor choice) and, at an educated guess, a 3-bearing swivel nozzle on the main engine. Definitely a rather more extensive re-work of the basic design and I'm not sure if it'd be worth it.
 

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