Yakovlev Yak 6 & 8

1st Flight 1942

The Yakovlev Yak-6 was a Soviet twin-engine utility aircraft, developed and built during World War II.

It was used as a short-range light night bomber and a light transport.

The Yakovlev Yak-8 was a Soviet utility aircraft developed during World War II.

It was not accepted for production and thus remained a prototype.

Variants

Yak-6 : Twin-engined light utility transport aircraft.

NBB : Short-range night bomber aircraft.

Yak-6M : Improved version of the Yak-6.

Yak-8 : improved version with 2 × Shvetsov M-11FM single-row, five-cylinder, air-cooled radial engine, 108 kW (145 hp) each, Only 2 prototypes made.

Specifications

Crew: two

Capacity: four passengers

Length: 10.35 m (33 ft 11 in)

Wingspan: 14.0 m (45 ft 11 in)

Wing area: 29.6 m2 (319 sq ft)

Airfoil: Clark-YH

Empty weight: 1,415 kg (3,120 lb)

Gross weight: 2,300 kg (5,071 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Shvetsov M-11F 5-cylinder radial engines, 100 kW (140 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 187 km/h (116 mph, 101 kn)

Range: 900 km (560 mi, 490 nmi)

Service ceiling: 3,380 m (11,090 ft)

Time to altitude: 5.4 min to 1,000 m (3,300 ft)

Armament

Guns: 1 × ShKAS machine gun in dorsal position

Rockets: provision for 10 × RS 82 rockets

Bombs: Up to 500 kg (1,102 lb) bombs.

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