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vYak-130D Modern Trainer Aircraft 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 7293

Theme: Military

Era : 1980-1999

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Military Transport Aircrafts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The Yak-130 (according to NATO codification: Mitten - "Mitten") is a Russian combat training aircraft developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau together with the Italian company Aermacchi (which left the project at the final stage of development and created its M-346 aircraft based on the received design technical documentation for the airframe; Yakovlev Design Bureau completed the creation of the Yak-130 without a partner).
The Yak-130 is designed to replace the L-39 training aircraft in the Russian Air Force and is capable of performing maneuvers typical of fourth and fifth generation fighters. The reprogramming of the control system makes it possible to train pilots not only for Russian combat aircraft, but also for NATO aircraft. In combat modification it can be used as a light strike aircraft.
The Yak-130 is the first completely new (rather than a modernized version of the existing model) aircraft built in Russia after the collapse of the USSR.
The chief designers of the aircraft are Nikolai Dolzhenkov, Vitaly Naryshkin and Konstantin Popovich.
The Yak-130 won the MiG-AT in a tender for the Russian Air Force.
A competition for the creation of a new UBS was announced in the late 1980s. The new machine was supposed to be a twin-engine universal aircraft for training pilots, from initial flight training to the features of combat use, as well as to maintain flight skills in combat units.
In the future, these aircraft should completely replace the outdated fleet of Czechoslovak-made L-39 aircraft, according to a rough estimate, this should happen within 10-13 years, and become the main combat training unit of the Russian Air Force. Many of the L-39s used in Russia as aircraft for training cadets have long since expired, which is why back in the late 1980s a tender was announced in the USSR for the development of a training aircraft. Serial production of the L-39 was completed in 1999, and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation did not order the L-159, the modern version of the aircraft, due to the change in the geopolitical orientation of the Czech Republic and its transition to the "probable enemy" camp.
The Russian Air Force chose two projects - Yak-130 and MiG-AT. The development of a new aircraft required large funds, which neither the developers nor the Ministry of Defense had, so the aircraft were designed jointly with foreign companies - the Yak-130 with the Italian Alenia Aermacchi, and the MiG-AT with French companies. Due to disagreements with the Italian partner, the joint development at the final stage ceased; each of the companies received documentation for the basic version of the future aircraft (glider), after which they released their own versions of the aircraft: Aermacchi built the M-346 trainer, and the OKB im. Yakovleva - training and combat Yak-130. L'Alenia Aermacchi retained the rights to distribute and market the aircraft throughout the world, with the exception of the CIS (including Russia).