Yak 23 Paperback / softback
Edited by Albert Osinski
Part of the Topshots series
The Yak-23 was developed as a simple lightweight jet fighter, as a development of the earlier Yak-15 and Yak-17 fighters, retaining their non-conventional layout with a jet engine in the fuselage nose and exhaust under the cockpit, but the construction was all new.
Its wings were derived from the Yak-19. The Yak-23 used a Soviet copy of the British Rolls-Royce Derwent V turbojet engine, produced as the Klimov RD-500.
It first flew on July 8, 1947. After successful flights, it underwent state trials in 1948 and was accepted for series production.
It was evaluated as highly maneuverable, with a good acceleration and take-off and climb capabilities thanks to high thrust-to-weight ratio. This album of detailed photographs is invaluable for the modeller or enthusiast alike.
All photo captions are in English with a Polish summary provided. About the SeriesThis is a classic series of highly illustrated books on the best machines of war, with several hundred photographs of each aircraft or vehicle.
With close-up views of the key features of each machine, including its variations, markings and modifications, customising and creating a model has never been easier.
Includes extra features such as decals and masking foil.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 44 pages, 186 colour photos
- Publisher: Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza
- Publication Date: 01/02/2006
- Category: Military aircraft
- ISBN: 9788389088994