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A Model Yakovlev Yak-8


A Model 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-8. New

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A Model 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-8. New. RRP £14.99

The Yak-8 was an improved version of the Yak 6. It was slightly enlarged but retained its predecessor’s mixed construction and general layout. The wooden semi-monocoque forward and central fuselage sections were skinned with a 2 mm (0.079 in) layer of plywood both inside and outside. The rear fuselage was made from a tubular steel framework covered by fabric. The two spar wooden wing was made in a single piece with fabric-covered ailerons. The main undercarriage retracted rearwards into the rear of the engine nacelles, but the castoring tailwheel was non-retractable. Two 190-horsepower (140 kW) Kossov M12 engines were originally intended to be used, but they were unavailable and the 145-horsepower (108 kW) Shvetsov M-11FM had to be used instead. The Yak-8 was a dedicated transport so its fuselage was deeper than that of the Yak-6. This gave much more headroom for passengers and six could be accommodated rather than the four of its predecessor.


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