Aircraft Photo of 2252 | Yakovlev Yak-3 | Yugoslavia - Air Force | #1223
Registration / Serial:2252
Aircraft Original Type:Yakovlev Yak-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Yakovlev Yak-3
Aircraft Version:Yakovlev Yak-3
C/n (msn):8545
Operator Titles:Yugoslavia - Air Force
City / Airport:Belgrade - Nikola TeslaMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: LYBE   IATA: BEG   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Muzej Vazduhoplovstva Beograd
Photo Date:23 July 2015
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 1223
Photo Comment

First flown in Oct 1943, the Yak-3 was a simple and lightweight design but is credited with being Russia's fastest and most manoeuvrable piston-powered design. Around 70 were received by Yugoslavia by the end of 1945, some being involved in action over post-war border violations. In August 1945 two US C-47s were shot down by Yak-3s, then in October an RAF one was forced to land at Niš. Only three original Yak-3s remain, of which this example retired from instructional use in 1957 is one

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