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Yakovlev Yak 10

In the 1940s, the Yakovlev design bureau of the Soviet Union created and constructed the Yakovlev Yak-10, a small liaison aircraft.

In the late 1940s, the Soviet forces identified the requirement for a compact liaison aircraft that was smaller in size compared to the Antonov An-2.

To meet this need, the company developed two four-seat aircraft, utilizing wooden wings and metal fuselages, based on the earlier AIR-6 model.

The first aircraft, known as the Yak-10, featured a high-wing configuration with strut-braced monoplane and fixed landing gear.

The second aircraft, designated as the Yak-13, adopted a low-wing cantilever monoplane design with manually retractable landing gear.

Both aircraft were equipped with a 145 hp M-11MF radial engine.

Following extensive testing in 1945, the Yak-10 was granted a production contract for 40 units, despite its underwhelming performance.

The company proceeded to manufacture various versions of the Yak-10; however, they soon introduced an enhanced model called the Yak-12.

Although the Yak-12 shared a similar layout to the Yak-10, it was not a direct derivative of its predecessor.

The production of the Yak-10 was limited, as it was eventually replaced by the superior Yakovlev Yak-12.

While the Yak-13 demonstrated superior capabilities compared to the original Yak-10, it did not undergo production.
Strut-braced high-wing monoplane powered by a Shvetsov M-11MF radial engine.
Floatplane variant with twin floats.
Ambulance variant with room for one stretcher.
Dual control.
Low-wing monoplane derivative, using an almost identical fuselage and Shvetsov M-11MF engine installation, with a cantilevered wooden low wing for direct comparison with the Yak-10.
Three passengers
8.45 m (27 ft 8.63 in)
12.0 m (39 ft 4.5 in)
Wing area
22.0 m2 (237 sq ft)
Empty weight
820 kg (1,808 lb)
Gross weight
1,250 kg (2,756 lb)
1 × Shvetsov M-11FR radial engine,

119 kW (160 hp)
Maximum speed
206 km/h (128 mph, 111 kn)
605 km (376 mi, 327 nmi)
Service ceiling
3,500 m (11,480 ft)
Rate of climb
3.0 m/s (600 ft/min)
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