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F4U-4 vs YaK-9U

Polls Discuss F4U-4 vs YaK-9U in the World War II - Aviation forums; But why in an air race it's a trainer with a relatively small engine and modest top speed. ( ~280 ...

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    But why in an air race it's a trainer with a relatively small engine and modest top speed. ( ~280 mph)

    Unless it was modified with a larger engine, and a new prop.


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    No, not a Yak 11. This was an AC that would be able to motor. These planes in the Gold race were approaching 500 mph when they crossed the start line in a shallow dive.

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    in over all f4u in production yak and in looks well that not a contest f4u

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    Unless you are going to say something people can understand, please do not post anything at all.


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    Here's a radial Yak 3U.

    Photos: Yakovlev Yak-3U Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

    Not a production plane, more of a hot rod!

    Yak-3U

    Rebuilt aircraft with the ASh-82FN radial engine and twin B-20 cannon. Despite the fact the engine was heavier than the previous engines, this version actually weighted less than the standard Yak-3. During a series of test flights started on 12 May 1945, the aircraft achieve a maximum speed of 441 mph (710 km/h) at 20,015 ft (6100 m).
    Yak-3/VK-108

    An experimental aircraft with the Klimov VK-108 engine. This aircraft first flew on 19 December 1944 and demonstrated a maximum speed of 463 mph (745 km/h) at 19,685 ft (6000 m). It was this version that proved to be the fastest of all Yak-3 variants.
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    Last edited by claidemore; 05-09-2008 at 07:18 PM.
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    I think the one on the racing circuit has an R-2000 (DC-4, etc's engine). I believe all flying Yak-3's were produced fairly recently, they aren't even puported to be 'restorations'.

    Joe

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    Not sure, I like the Yak 9, and I like the Corsair too.

    The La-7 is probably my favorite Russian plane, but I still like the Yak. It had good guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeB View Post
    I think the one on the racing circuit has an R-2000 (DC-4, etc's engine). I believe all flying Yak-3's were produced fairly recently, they aren't even puported to be 'restorations'.

    Joe
    I believe there were a bunch of Yak-3 fighters made in the early 90s using Allison Engines. A production run of about 12 or so were made using the original jigs (the Soviets still had them). Remember them being for sale for about 300K (going on memory here).

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    I dunno about the Yak-9 vs F4U-4 scenario...

    ...but as far as the Yak-9 vs F4U-5 scenario, I can definately tell you that Yak-9 wins hands down.







    Last edited by C0WB0Y; 01-23-2009 at 06:15 PM.

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    Why would you say you don't know about F4U4 V Yak 9 but definitely the Yak 9 over F4U5? The F4U5 outperformed the F4U4. I don't believe that any Yak 9 would have much of a chance against either the 4 or 5. If memory serves the Corsairs shot down several Yak 9s in Korea.
    Last edited by renrich; 01-23-2009 at 06:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renrich View Post
    Why would you say you don't know about F4U4 V Yak 9 but definitely the Yak 9 over F4U5? The F4U5 outperformed the F4U4.
    I've never been in a F4U-4.

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    I would assume altitude to play a major factor here. What altitude were you flying C0WB0Y?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKraut View Post
    I would assume altitude to play a major factor here. What altitude were you flying C0WB0Y?

    Allow me to clarify:

    I have not flown the Corsair yet. However, I have flown the Yak-9 pictured above. It belongs to my roommate. Hell of a sweet bird. The F4U-5 pictured above (that is me in the cockpit) is flown by our good friend He hangared the Corsair with the Yak-9 for a couple months this year.

    My roommate has participated in several mock dogfights with Corsairs and most often wins.


    Although perhaps, it's just due to his superior skill as a pilot.

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    Is the Yak , as pictured, all metal? Were not portions of them in WWII wood?. Tell us more! Allison engine or a Russian engine? I can keep going but I will try to be patient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeGazdik View Post
    Is the Yak , as pictured, all metal? Were not portions of them in WWII wood?. Tell us more! Allison engine or a Russian engine? I can keep going but I will try to be patient.
    The 9? No. The Yak-9 removed the last of the wood.

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