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Yak-52 Two-seat Sporting Aircraft 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 7270

Theme: Airplanes

Era : 1960-1979

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Legendary Aircrafts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Yak-52 is a Soviet sports and training aircraft.

Sports and training aircraft Yak-52 was created in the Design Bureau of A.S. Yakovlev in 1974 on the basis of the Yak-50 aerobatic aircraft. The Yak-52 has become the only training aerobatic aircraft in the world capable of training a pilot from scratch and bringing him to the level of a master of sports in aerobatics.

Created as a two-seat version of the Yak-50

The aircraft differed from its predecessor in appearance only in the presence of a two-seat cockpit, front for a trained pilot and rear for an instructor pilot, and a front landing gear, which greatly simplified taxiing and takeoff and landing for initial training.

To perform long inverted flights and perform aerobatics with negative g-forces, the fuel system was completely changed. The composition of the equipment was updated, which made it possible to fly in difficult weather conditions. In addition to training, it is possible to use the Yak-52 to tow the glider.

When designing the aircraft, a complex engineering problem was solved: the Yak-52 initial training aircraft had to be more stable and harder to control than the sports and training Yak-50, it should not fall into a tailspin.

The prototype Yak-52 made its first flight in August 1974, and the first flight of the pre-production aircraft took place in 1979. At the same time, serial production of the Yak-52 was launched in Romania at the Aerostar plant in cooperation within the framework of the CMEA. Serial production of the aircraft continued until 1998, a total of 1800 aircraft were manufactured, of which 339 ended up in Russia. The largest foreign owners of the Yak-52 are Romania and Vietnam.

It was one of the main training aircraft of the USSR for the initial training of flight personnel. It was mass-produced from 1979 to 1998. In 1982, it was modernized, after which it was produced without any special changes until November 1998 (when production of the Yak-52 ceased).