This is one of only two remaining original Yak-3s the other being in the Musee de L'Air in Paris. It was built in the late stages of the Second World War and powered by a Klimov engine, was a poweful adversary to the Germans. It is seen in a Soviet Airforce livery and is on loan to the Commemorative Airforce Museum. The lengthy slogan on this side of the aircraft translates to"The 2nd aircraft from Golovatyy - for the terminal rout of the enemy."
This aircraft carries its former military markings. It left Van Nuys, California on about 15th April and made an emergency landing at Camarillo after an engine failure shortly afterwards. This was caused by a broken connecting rod.