A.S.Yakovlev Russian Aviation



Single-Seat Trainer Yak-5

Yak-5 "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" development of the UT-2 two-seater. Front cockpit was deleted, wingtips and rudder redesigned. M-11D engine cylinders vere covered with individual fairings. Propeller VISh-237. Fixed landing gear was equipped with shock absorbers and breaks. Yak-5 was armed with single synchronized ShKAS machinegun. 

Trials took place in September 1944 (pilot V.L.Rastorguev). Aircraft got very high score, but soon was broken. This happened when pilot started performing aerobatics during ferry flight (September 27). Damage was attributed to poor quality of wood used in construction. 

Technical data
Type Yak-5
Function Trainer
Year 1944
Crew 1
Engines 1*115hp M-11D
Length 7.3m
Wingspan 10.5m
Wing area 17.0m2
Empty weight 770kg
Loaded weight 940kg
Wing load 56kg/m2
Power load 6.5kg/hp
Speed at 0m 250km/h
Landing Speed 85km/h
Range 450km
Flight Endurance 3h
Fuel+Oil 62+8kg
Guns 1*7.62mm ShKAS 300rpg
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