Yak-141 - interrupted flight

Yak-141 - supersonic, multi-purpose aircraft of vertical takeoff and landing, which is designed for close maneuver combat and interception of aerial targets, the aircraft could also be used for striking surface and ground targets. According to the NATO classification: Freestyle - free style. Yak-141 was the third in the world of vertical take-off and landing aircraft, which managed to overcome the speed of sound (after the aircraft EWR VJ 101 and Dassault Mirage IIIV). The first copy of the car was built in the OKB. A. S. Yakovlev in 1986 year. Subsequently, the new fighter was set 12 world records, including to achieve maximum flight altitude, climb with a load of 1 and 2 tons.

The development of the machine has been carried out since the mid-70s of the last century. The fighter was intended to provide cover for aircraft carrier formations from enemy aircraft, conquest and then maintain air supremacy. The plane was supposed to conduct not only short-range maneuverable combat, but also long-range ones. It was planned that these fighters will become part of aviation groups of Soviet heavy aircraft-carrying cruisers "Baku" (future "Admiral Gorshkov"), "Novorossiysk", "Tbilisi" (future "Admiral Kuznetsov"), "Riga" (future "Varyag"), as well as "Ulyanovsk". In addition, the Yak-141 was to replace the out-of-date Yak-38 aircraft on the aircraft-carrying cruisers Minsk and Kiev. It was assumed that the plane will find a place not only on navy, but also in the USSR Air Force. However, the economic crisis that occurred after the collapse of the USSR, the accident of one of the prototypes, as well as the negative attitude towards the “vertical lines” that prevailed among the military then led to the closure of this project. Nowadays, this aircraft can only be seen in aviation museums.
Yak-141 - interrupted flight

History design creation and description

The Yak-1970M fighter-bomber, and then the Yak-36, which appeared at the end of the 38-s, became the basis of the air groups of the Soviet Kiev-class anti-submarine cruisers. These aircraft, it is necessary to admit, were not the best gift for the Navy of the USSR. In terms of flight performance, they were inferior to their British rival Harrier, and their flight safety was of particular concern. The reason for this lay in the choice of an unreliable and quite complex power plant, which was a combination (consisted of a 1 lifting main engine and a 2 lifting engine). Such a decision forced to carry in flight "dead" cargo, as well as spend more fuel on takeoff. At the same time, the location of the nozzles under the tail end of the airframe made it impossible to use changes in the thrust vector to improve the maneuverability of the aircraft. In addition, these machines did not have a system for refueling in the air, outboard fuel tanks and a built-in gun.

By the time the NATO 1980 had advanced versions of the Hariers and Sea Hariers, the Soviet “pocket” aircraft carriers could only respond to them with missile weapons, good for ships of this class damage to the aviation group). Back at the beginning of the 1970-s, the Yakovlev Design Bureau proposed the replacement of the Yak-36 / 38. However, due to red tape and a lack of funding for the project, work on it began only in 1975. The first flight of the aircraft took place only after 11 years. The highlight of the new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft was the possibility of its entering a supersonic flight mode, as well as an expanded composition of the weapons used, which was also achieved due to a more powerful and sophisticated radar.

At the same time, engine designers did not manage to design a single lifting and cruising power plant. Thanks to this new aircraft, the Yak-141 inherited all the problems of its predecessors. True, the designers tried to do everything possible to smooth the shortcomings of previous versions associated with the installation of purely lifting engines on the aircraft. First of all, the Yak-141 was equipped with a new electric remote digital control system (EDSU). In this case, the fuselage did not hang over the nozzle of the main propulsion engine P-79, as it was before. This allowed the use of thrust vector deviation both up and down. Using simultaneously with this EDSU, it was possible to significantly improve the vertical maneuverability of the fighter. According to representatives of the Yakovlev design bureau, in its characteristics it was approaching the MiG-29. And with the help of EDSU, it was possible to control not only aerodynamic, but also jet rudders, which had a positive effect on flight safety.

For the first time, the new fighter was shown to the general public in France at the 39 aerospace show at Le Bourget 15 on June 1991. The new multi-purpose supersonic fighter of vertical take-off and landing interested the public. The machine could be operated from ships, as well as runways, with limited dimensions. Yak-141 could fly up without taxiing to the runway of the airfield directly from its shelter along the lead-in taxiway. This ensured a massive takeoff and entry into air combat of the entire Yak-141 unit immediately after the alarm signal.

The new fighter Yak-141 had the following advantages over its predecessor Yak-38:

- the implementation of take-off without taxiing to the runway directly from the shelter on the exit track;
-distribution of fighters over a large number of small-sized sites with the provision of stealth and enhanced survival;
- operation of the fighter with damaged airfields by the enemy;
-reduction in 4-5 times the time of take-off units, armed with Yak-141, from the position of readiness 1 in comparison with units, armed with conventional fighters;
-concentration of the necessary group of fighters to intercept air targets on the most dangerous and important areas, regardless of the presence and condition of the existing aerodrome network;
- strikes against ground and surface targets, effective conduct of close maneuver combat;
- a small response time to requests from the ground forces due to the simultaneous take-off of a large number of fighters from dispersed areas located not far from the front, as well as a short flight time;
-basing of a multifunctional fighter both on aircraft carriers of the Navy and on ships of the navy not equipped with a developed flight deck, as well as on road sections and limited take-off and landing grounds.

Testing of the fighter’s vertical take-off regimes began at the end of the 1989 of the year, and test pilot A. Sinitsin on June 13 of the year 1990 completed its first flight with vertical take-off and landing. The unique characteristics of the fighter, which were identified in the course of the tests carried out, made it possible to count on the fact that the machine would officially take the lead among the aircraft of this class. So by April 1991, one of the constructed flight copies of the new fighter was prepared for record flights. These flights continued for 15 days and were performed using control cargo sets. In total, the test pilot of the Yakovlev Design Bureau A. A. Sinitsin was able to set 12 world records for airplanes of this class “H” (vertical take-off and landing aircraft with jet lift).

Fighter Yak-141 was a plane, made by the normal aerodynamic configuration with two-tail vertical tail and high wing. The car had the following engine layout: the lift-propulsion engine was located in the rear fuselage while the 2 lift engine was located right behind the cockpit. The wing of the aircraft was swept and had a trailing edge and root nodules. When the aircraft was placed on the deck, the wings were folded out about half a span. The 26% fighter glider consisted of KM, including flaps, socks and wing overhangs, and carbon fiber tail surfaces. The rest of the airframe was mainly made of an aluminum-lithium alloy.

The flight and navigation complex of the Yak-141 vertical take-off and landing fighter provided automatic, director-based and manual control of the vehicle from take-off to landing in various weather conditions and at any time of day at all possible geographical latitudes. The armament control system of the Yak-141 fighter included a multi-mode onboard pulse-Doppler radar "Zhuk", which allowed the use of various kinds of weapons. In addition, the aircraft was equipped with an IR sensor for the search-tracking system and a laser rangefinder. Electronic jamming equipment was installed in the keels and wing tips. At the same time, in the partitions that extended from the keels forward, devices could be installed for ejection of dipole reflectors or thermal false targets.

The power plant of the new fighter included the lifting and sustaining engine P-79 produced by the Moscow NPO Soyuz, as well as the 2 lifting engine RD-41 produced by the Rybinsk engine-building design bureau. The round nozzle of the P-79 engine for deflecting the thrust could be rotated up to 95 degrees. The resource of the engine turning mechanism should have been at least 1 500 cycles. The maximum twist on 95 degrees was applied only during vertical takeoff and landing. In addition to the fully vertical take-off, the fighter could still use at least 2 takeoff methods. This is an ultrashort takeoff with slipping and a short takeoff with a takeoff. Both of these take-off modes required a normal deflection of the jet-prop engine nozzle by 65 degrees. At the same time, during take-off and take-off, the nozzle was rotated to this angle after the start of the takeoff, and when taking off with slippage (run-up length of the order of 6 meters), the angle of turn of 65 degrees is set before the fighter begins to move.

The use of non-vertical take-off modes provided the Yak-141 with a large payload, since in such modes the negative screen effect was eliminated, which led to a decrease in engine thrust as a result of hot jet jets reflected from the runway and their suction effect, falling into the engine air intakes.

The armament of the Yak-141 multi-role fighter included: 1х30-mm automatic gun GSH-301 (ammo 120 ammo). The aircraft had 4, and later 6 of underwing points of the suspension, on which the P-73 short-range air-to-air or short-range P-60 melee combat aircraft, as well as the medium-range P-77 or P-27, could be suspended. It was also possible to use air-to-surface X-25, X-31 and 23 mm cannon rifles (250 ammunition ammunition). In addition, the aircraft could carry up to 6 bombs caliber 500 kg. or launch containers NAR caliber from 80 to 240 mm.

Performance characteristics of the Yak-141

Dimensions: wingspan in the unfolded position - 10,10 m., In the folded - 5,9 m., The length of the fighter - 18,3 m., Height - 5 m.
Wing area - 31,7 square. m
The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft during takeoff 120 meters - 19 500 kg, with a vertical take-off - 15 800 kg.
Engine type - lift-march - 1 TRDDF R-79 (1х15500 / 1х9000) kgf, lifting - 2 TRD RD-41 2х4260 kgf.
The maximum speed is 1250 km / h on the ground, 1800 km / h at an altitude of 11 km.
Practical range - to 2100 km. with PTB.
Practical ceiling - 15 000 m.
Crew - 1 man.
Armament: 30-mm automatic gun GSH-301 (ammunition 120 ammunition) and 6 suspension points for SD, bombs, containers NAR and gun containers. Combat load during takeoff in 120 meters - 2 600 kg, with vertical takeoff - 1 000 kg.

Information sources:
-http: //www.airwar.ru/enc/fighter/yak141.html
-http: //www.brazd.ru/yak141.html
-http: //vadimvswar.narod.ru/ALL_OUT/AiVOut/Y141a/Y141a001.htm
-http: //ru.wikipedia.org
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  1. Bator79
    11 December 2012 08: 37
    Yak-141 lives ... F-35 this is the Yak-90 technology stolen in the 141s from Yakovlev Design Bureau
    1. tverskoi77
      11 December 2012 12: 41
      more precisely, cunningly stolen
      1. bask
        11 December 2012 16: 48
        I WILL SAY ONE ::: K: AKUYA MACHINE, FUCKING DRAGES - LIBERASTS SUBMITTED - .. with ........ shameful ........
    2. postman
      11 December 2012 14: 13
      Quote: Bator79
      Yakovlev Design Bureau, stolen in the 90s, has Yak-141 technology

      And what is the point of "stealing" or "cunningly stealing" if the X-35 was created as part of the JSF competition at Lockheed Martin's Texas plant in Fort Worth in cooperation with the British corporation BAE?
      Lockheed Martin (F-80 to C-130)
      BAE (Harrier GR5 / GR7 / GR9)
      The Americans gained access to the British practices in the field of SKVVP
      (England - the unique experience of the combat use of air defense systems, in the 1982 Falkland Campaign)
      The British - access to the latest technologies used in the JSF program
      American industry has mastered the release of the AV-8B Harrier II since 1978.

      with the approval of the Government of the Russian Federation in 1992/93 Lockheed entered into a contract for some works related to SKVP (STOVL)


      F-15 STOL / MTD (c 1975 2-D nozzle), NF-16D since 1988
      Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 PYBBN

      F-18HARV (since 1987)

    3. postman
      11 December 2012 14: 16
      Quote: Bator79
      Yakovlev Design Bureau, stolen in the 90s, has Yak-141 technology

      And what is the point of "stealing" or "cunningly stealing" if the X-35 was created as part of the JSF competition at Lockheed Martin's Texas plant in Fort Worth in cooperation with the British corporation BAE?
      Lockheed Martin (F-80 to C-130)
      BAE (Harrier GR5 / GR7 / GR9)
      The Americans gained access to the British practices in the field of SKVVP
      (England - the unique experience of the combat use of air defense systems, in the 1982 Falkland Campaign)
      The British - access to the latest technologies used in the JSF program
      American industry has mastered the release of the AV-8B Harrier II since 1978.

      with the approval of the Government of the Russian Federation in 1992/93 Lockheed entered into a contract for some works related to SKVP (STOVL)

      F135-PW-600 (photo below)

      F-15 STOL / MTD (c 1975 2-D nozzle), NF-16D since 1988
      Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 PYBBN

      F-18HARV (since 1987)

      1. +3
        11 December 2012 20: 32
        Quote: Postman
        with the approval of the Government of the Russian Federation in 1992/93 Lockheed entered into a contract for some works related to SKVP (STOVL)

        Subsequently, the Yakovlevites' successful experience in creating an aircraft with 3BSN attracted the attention of LM, who at that time were in search of the optimal scheme for their promising VTOL aircraft under the JSF project. Despite the fact that RR offered its 3BSN development services on the basis of its AVS developments, LM preferred to purchase documentation from Yakovlevites, since they were primarily interested not so much in the kinematics of the nozzle (it was well-known for a long time at that time), but rather the accumulated operating experience nozzles on the Yak-141, and the Yakovlev experience was valuable because the Yak-141 scheme as a whole resembled that chosen for the X-35
        And RR was developing a fan.
        1. postman
          11 December 2012 21: 32
          Quote: saturn.mmm
          , LM preferred to purchase documentation from Yakovlevites,

          And who said that Americans are not pragmatists? They know how to count money ....
          But to argue, then LM- suckers can only tyrit: not seriously.
          Rolls-Royce RB. 153-61 (1962-1963)

          on the EWR Vj-101D

          with 5 lifting engines "Rolls-Royce" Rb.162-12

          Why "steal" that "
          Moreover, there were already Supersonic VTOL
          Dassault Balzac V-001

          EWR VJ 101C (1959)

          VFW HAC 191B (1967-1972)

          1. Kassandra
            17 February 2014 11: 56
            and the fact that all this did not work and exploded starting from 60% of the actual size, including because the kinematics are different.
            Harrier - subsonic.
          2. Kassandra
            18 February 2014 01: 48
            Teeeexss! If in order (from bottom to top) then:
            The VFW HAC 191B was subsonic, as were Harrier and the Yak-38.

            EWR VJ 101C just got a little beyond the speed of sound with its M = 1,04 and was extremely unreliable due to its large and spaced motion group. in case of failure or damage in battle of at least one engine in rotary engine nacelles, the aircraft would capsize. the yak had no such problem.

            Dassault Balzac was even inferior in terms of maximum speed to the Messer and could only stay in the air for 15 minutes, since such a zoo eats up almost the entire volume for internal fuel tanks.

            The EWR VJ-101D was never built and had no rotary nozzles. Only his engine was built out of tin, which is now in the museum, and his dreamy author, who does not understand the difference between supersonic exhaust gas and a waste incinerator, is in a madhouse.

            Therefore, yes, yes - LM are suckers. And RR and MAN had the gentlemanhood, then, in order to share technology, approach the Soviet engineers and ask them why they didn’t earn their 3BDSM mutaten 10 years before work on the yak began in the USSR
            Стр. 50
            because of what from AVS turned out .. Tornado.

            they know how to count money. "bought" everything for 500 thousand and already 22g make billions on it.
        2. Kassandra
          17 February 2014 14: 23
          the X35 scheme was chosen so simply because it began to be made in 1994 on the basis of the Yak purchased in 1992
          for RR and MAN on AVS their "similar" did not work.
      2. Kassandra
        17 February 2014 14: 26
        such a meaning that all their "similar" except for the harrier they had through LJ and did not work.
    4. +2
      11 December 2012 17: 23
      Not stolen ... but kindly provided by Chubais .. for a nominal fee
    5. +3
      11 December 2012 19: 55
      I would like to correct not stolen, but sold officially with the filing of the authorities. Who does not believe, he can search the internet for information about this.
    6. 755962
      11 December 2012 21: 48
      Quote: Bator79
      ..F-35 this is the Yak-90 technology stolen in the 141s by Yakovlev Design Bureau

      In a number of Western newspapers of that time, foreign experts argued that the Russians, with the development of this Yak, overtook them by at least ten to fifteen years. And this was indeed so, because the Lockheed company in 1996 for its project under the JSF program - a single strike fighter chose the propulsion system schemes, as well as the deflection of the lift-sustainer engine nozzle, similar to the Yak-141 propulsion system.

      And the Americans did not hide it. They referred to an agreement with OKB. A.S. Yakovlev, which allowed them to do this. But later, the Americans refused to cooperate and decided, having received 90% of the information from the Russians, what such a fighter would do. And they did. They became the F-35V.
      Read more: http://www.arms-expo.ru/053049049048124050053049056049.html
  2. WW3
    11 December 2012 08: 42
    However, the economic crisis that occurred after the collapse of the USSR, the accident of one of the prototypes, and the negative attitude towards the “vertical lines” that the military then developed led to the closure of this project. Nowadays, this aircraft can only be seen in aviation museums.

    It's sad ... and the Amers copied their F 35 from it ...
    1. +2
      11 December 2012 10: 45
      wiki writes:

      The short-term cooperation of the OKB with the American company Lockheed Martin also led to nothing

      apparently enough!
  3. +3
    11 December 2012 09: 10
    Yes, the sad ending for a very promising machine, the disaster on it just went with a steam roller. And there is a need for such machines, albeit in small quantities - a completely full-fledged airplane, taking off from a clearing in the forest, from a landing site in the mountains, from a concrete caponier - this can become a very valuable factor. Plus naval affairs, arming with a pair of three such mid-range ships will also add to its effectiveness.
    In short - it’s a pity, I noticed this car back in the 90s and it was damn sad because of its fate ...
    1. vyatom
      11 December 2012 12: 05
      It is absolutely necessary to restore these machines in the light of the revival of our carrier groups, so as not to create aircraft carriers only under the twinkle and sow. And Yak-141 can take off from the deck of the mistral.
  4. FID
    11 December 2012 09: 13
    I would not classify the F-35 as a pure "vertical". The Americans classify it as a short take-off and landing aircraft (for the Marine Corps). And the Yak-141 was designed as a pure "vertical". Sorry for our aviation, sorry!
  5. +5
    11 December 2012 09: 55
    Enough mourning notes, life, evolution move cyclically.
    Among the locomotives there are also masterpieces that did not go into series, due to the fact that the age of steam locomotives has passed, and new cars have replaced them.
    We will still have everything!
  6. 0
    11 December 2012 09: 55
    Did the Yakovlevites really have anything left? Throwing this topic when the plane was close to completion was not reviving the project now, it was strange ... I was hoping to find out about it, but it seems to be some kind of mystery covered in darkness.
    1. FID
      11 December 2012 10: 06
      Yakovlevites are engaged in the MS-21 (main aircraft of the 21st century). Everything else is poher, while I hope. Because the MC-21 stillborn child is another megaproject of Poghosyan (one name is worth what).
      1. +1
        11 December 2012 11: 40
        Even at the company of Yakovlev, they are engaged in satellites and cruise missiles. And the Yak-141 for its time was a wonderful plane. He had to have a new powerful engine and a fan like the F-35 should be in place of the lift engines. But the engine was not made, so we went along the Yak-38/39 path. As a result, piloting became more complicated and in one of the tests he was hit on the deck, there is even a video. And the prospects were great.
        1. FID
          11 December 2012 11: 47
          I only touched aviation. Let the rockets stay. In Zhukovsky, the Yak-141 was driven next to the Tu-160 (institutes nearby and parking nearby). We had to do an EMDS for him. I am sorry for our aviation, sorry!
          1. Blat
            12 December 2012 00: 12
            I don’t understand why are you whining so much? If we are talking about f-35, then you all agree that it’s an idiot and a complete d .... oh, and if you’re talking about Yak -141, you start to lament what plane they ruined. Americans they didn’t ruin it and still built it, but I don’t see something of enthusiastic responses))))))))))))))))))))
        2. Kassandra
          17 February 2014 12: 00
          He had everything, but .. and the country has gone somewhere (including therefore).
  7. +1
    11 December 2012 12: 33
    It's a shame .... this is the first full-fledged vertical and took and hacked on take-off ...
  8. Freder
    11 December 2012 12: 52
    Rather, Americans spied how not to do vertical laughing and all errors such as individual vertical takeoff engines were avoided ..
  9. +1
    11 December 2012 13: 40
    The car is beautiful ... can be literally based on field airfields without stripes ... can be placed on any container ship.
  10. arthur_hammer
    11 December 2012 13: 47
    Interestingly, the GDP planes will be revived here? Does anyone know anything? hi
    1. 0
      11 December 2012 13: 56
      Quote: arthur_hammer
      Interestingly, the GDP planes will be revived here?

      If the president of the GDP gives a command, maybe the planes will start working on GDP.
    2. 0
      11 December 2012 14: 39
      you just need to throw an idea to Ragozin Yes
  11. 0
    11 December 2012 15: 29
    The range of 2100 km is what I suspect without vertical take-off. The author is delicately silent about the fact that with vertical take-off and with a combat load, the range will be only a few hundred kilometers. And the load is not very large. So the helicopter is inferior to him only in speed. Apparently, technology has not yet grown to serious aircraft of GDP. There will be another mast guard aircraft.
    1. FID
      11 December 2012 16: 02
      I will complement the delicate author:
      Maximum speed:
      at altitude 11 km: 1800 km / h (1,5 M)
      by land: 1 250 km / h (1,05 M)
      Practical range:
      with GDP without load:
      at altitude 10 — 12 km: 1400 km
      at the ground: 650 km
      at UVP with 1 load t:
      at altitude 10 — 12 km: 2100 km
      at the ground: 1010 km
      Ceiling: 15 000 m
      Combat radius: to 900 km
      Barrage time at a distance of 100 km: 90 min
      Take-off length: 120 m (or vertical take-off)
      Maximum operating overload: 7 g

      GDP - vertical take-off, landing
      UVP - short take-off, landing on an aircraft carrier
      All the same, no mast protection.
      1. Antistaks
        11 December 2012 19: 39
        Well, if UVP is ship drying. And if the GDP, then what is it without the BATTLE LOAD will not protect the mast?
      2. 0
        11 December 2012 21: 11
        So I'm talking about the same thing: with a shortened take-off run and a load of only 1 ton. The radius is less than 1000 km.
        Aunt Vicki reports that his maximum take-off weight in vertical takeoff is 15 800, dry weight - 11 650, kerosene in his tanks - 4 400. As a result, with a full refueling, he will not even be able to lift the stars on his wings, let alone arms. With a shortened takeoff, it can already take three and a half tons of ammunition. But here's the problem: the Su-33, without any bells and whistles, surpasses it in all respects. And as for aerobatic qualities, it is even indecent to compare "drying" with him.
        So for now, gross domestic product GDP is only a development of technology.
        1. i.xxx-1971
          18 December 2013 00: 58
          It can still be based on the Mistral and would be preferable to helicopters.
        2. i.xxx-1971
          18 December 2013 00: 58
          It can still be based on the Mistral and would be preferable to helicopters.
  12. F-22
    11 December 2012 16: 23
    If you put one on the Mistral - a full-fledged aircraft carrier.
    1. Alpha-omega
      11 December 2012 17: 08
      And how many will fit there?
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  14. +1
    11 December 2012 17: 42
    Many have been engaged in vertical take-off and landing aircraft for a long time, but the English Harrier and its modifications have been and remain the most successful aircraft to date. F35 (its modification with vertical take-off) is still a cat in a poke and how this cat will actually appear when no one really gets out of the pouch yet, although many specialists have more than enough doubts about its super duper qualities.
    Yak 141 had a very good chance to succeed if the collapse of the USSR had not prevented the process of its creation, for which special thanks to Gorbi and his followers.
    It’s hard to say about anyone who stole what in those days, probable opponents tried to slam everything interesting from each other. Moreover, most technical innovations in the USSR were not then protected by international patents, and copyright certificates were, in general, insignificant pieces of paper even inside the USSR. And without a patent, you cannot prove priority in any copyright court
    1. 0
      11 December 2012 18: 58
      Regarding priority - as I understand it, in the F-35 only the nozzle from the Yak-141 engine was used (there was talk that the F-35 was initially supposed to have a flat rotary nozzle, but then switched to a round one - like ours), but they have, in my opinion, the nozzle was rotated with a spiral rotation of the segments (I express myself how I can), and we have a simple rotation. I don’t want to scold our people, the car is wonderful, although with drawbacks - this is me because the F-35 has an original engine, although using our experience. But the fan for vertical thrust is very sensible and it’s a pity that this idea didn’t work out for us ...
      1. Kassandra
        17 February 2014 12: 07
        everything is used, absolutely. original - nothing, except that they stuck with conformal radar swamps.
        "bought" for 500 thousand dollars and are now making billions on this for 20 years.
        and all who disagreed - according to the decree of the government that shot their own parliament, they somehow died strangely ...
  15. Antibrim
    11 December 2012 19: 57
    Oh, if it were not for the collapse of the USSR, they would have made a rustle!
    1. Kassandra
      17 February 2014 12: 11
      Well, including because there was a collapse
      and all the technology went to the enemy, just like with the Me-262 and V-2, but only without war.
  16. +2
    11 December 2012 20: 59
    By the way, why won't Gorbachev be buried next to the yak?
  17. I. Brovkin
    11 December 2012 22: 51
    Oh, if it were not for the collapse of the USSR, they would have made a rustle!

    What's true is true! And the Americans with the F-35B would have been tortured (if, of course, they had started developing it) without our "help". Thank you Boris Nikolaevich for all this, so that you am rolled over in a coffin!
    By the way, why won't Gorbachev be buried next to the yak?

    Well, do you know, it is somehow cruel to bury a "man" alive, but in general, you can make an exception and try to humpbacker. Although why Gorbocha-Union was more ruined by Borya.
    He should be "placed" next to the Saratov Yak (although perhaps you meant the plane) and his monument from Yekaterinburg on the pedestal of the "prosperous" Saratov Aviation Plant. am
  18. 0
    12 December 2012 00: 04
    Just look how elegant and harmonious it is! How perfect and swift are his lines! How much pressure and determination is in it! How modest, so sure! Airplane song !!! Aircraft perfection !!!
  19. mr.poops
    12 December 2012 00: 24
    eeeh the most annoying thing is that there is no sense in restoring that, the aircraft carriers are all cut (((I think this is what killed this handsome man in the first place, but what technology was sold to the west for a penny is generally a betrayal !!!)
    it would be nice to use developments for the future
    1. 0
      12 December 2012 00: 58
      - Restore - there is always sense, especially with the development of new technologies.
      - The huge advantage of the product is that it was created not only for aircraft carriers. Read the characteristics: vertical take-off, slippage (6 meters), short take-off take-off. Evaluate the dimensions of the aircraft: it can be delivered by almost any type of transport to anywhere in the USSR (Russia). And from completely unprepared sites to conduct military operations. By the way, the Moscow Automobile Service developed and implemented a launch pad based on a tracked vehicle for 141 products in conditions of Siberian marshes and other obstruction (who do you think you are against?)
      - I am sure that the developments are used, but it seems again, like many years ago on an initiative basis. The position of the state is such that you first do and prove, and then maybe we will pay you. But you have to do and prove at your own expense. But for some reason, they want families to eat today, not tomorrow.
    2. Kassandra
      17 February 2014 12: 21
      Cho, Kuznetsov, too?
  20. MG42
    12 December 2012 03: 57
    It seems Canadians flew with Amerov F35 like plywood over Paris! fellow
  21. -1
    12 December 2012 15: 18
    An aircraft carrier is not at all necessary. The Yak-141 is a completely different aircraft. No need for huge vulnerable and expensive airfields, based on any site. Mobile: can be placed anywhere where needed, on the border with the same Georgia. He didn’t need it there - he starred, flew somewhere to China (no one has yet canceled refueling in the air). 6 meter platforms can be made in each frontier post. Incidentally, all the Yak-141 airfield equipment he needed could be carried in two containers. Only technicians are left to give a ride)
    1. Kassandra
      17 February 2014 12: 25
      therefore, it is easier to destroy the whole country, because the hocus pocus as in June 1941 or June 1967 will no longer pass.
  22. 0
    April 11 2017 21: 16
    March 11, 1991 on the Yak-141 12 world records were set for rate of climb and load capacity for jet VTOL.

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