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Yak-9 # 0401 in the three-color camouflage, is not typical for the Yak, and indeed for the fighters of the Red Army during the production test.

In the photo ITAR TASS Four Yak. Undoubtedly, the nearest fighter Yak-9D, as the wing is visible neck tank.

Airplane # 22 piloted by M. Grib, gv. Art. Navy lieutenant. Until the end of the war, he will win 17 wins and becomes the Hero of the Soviet Union, having made more than four sorties.

Yak-9 Ser. # 09-82 in the version escort fighter (Yak-9DD) on state tests and June 1944, the foreign aircraft is almost indistinguishable from the normal Yak-9M, but on top of him in each wing, four fuel tank cap, and the bottom four, not two removable leaf on each wing.

Besides clearly visible profiled in the root of the propeller blades.

Yak-9K during testing in the Air Force Institute. Gun barrel with a muzzle brake protrude to 370 mm

The Yak-9M 25th series.

The first Yak-9T on state tests in February 1943. Please note that this machine had first trehrazemny hood with a machine gun in front of the fairing on the left canopy.
    Then the Yak-9 were put four separable hood with several large internal volume and the need for the top of the fairing UBS disappeared.

Omsk plant built Yak-9UT (# 40166022) to factory tests. The aircraft was a cross between a Yak-9U and anti Yak-9K.

Clearly visible muzzle brake 37 mm cannon, installed bulletproof glass on the canopy.

The same Yak-9UT # 40166022 on the snowy airfield during state of acceptance tests. Please note that the carburetor air intake is now back to its original location, just behind the tail fairing.

Yak-9UT # 40166074 with removed gun muzzle brake.

Double Yak-9UTI with a longer fuselage and yellow rudder. An instructor on this aircraft is equipped with a full set of test equipment and controls. The aircraft has a standard gray-dark gray camouflage.

German aircraft were smashed by the Soviet aviation at Hersones airfield.
   On the upper photo: FW 190 of the II./SG 2 group: on the lower one: Bf 110 and Bf 109 (the aircraft marked with a white «2» was flown by E.Hartmann)

Pilots of the 812th fighter regiment. From the left to the right: L I. Sivko, pilot of the 3rd squadron, A. M. Mashenkin, the 1st squadron leader, E. E. Ankudinov, the regiment navigator, I.F. Popov, the regiment commander, I.V. Fedorov, the 2nd squadron leader, S.I. Lepilin, the regiment air staff commander

Yak-9U was the last, who fought in the Second World War, the version of "Nine." In this image, one of the earliest and still very "raw" ircrafts with small oil cooler air intakes in the roots of the wing is too small and lantern vodoradiatora without bulletproof glass, is also not very wise borrowed from the Yak-3 in the design of this version. In war parts of this hastily launched into a series of promising fighter with these prototypes did not enjoy great popularity due to the very unreliable VMG (according tehsostava). Ending - as an ordinary Yak-9M.

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