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Yakovlev Yak-30 "Magnum" 1960 Year 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 72230

Theme: Soviet Air Forces

Era : 1960-1979

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Legendary Aircrafts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The Yak-30 (NATO classification: Magnum) is a Soviet jet trainer aircraft. He made his first flight in 1960. The following year, it won the light jet trainer competition for the Soviet Air Force against the Czechoslovak Aero L-29 Delfin and the Polish PZL TS-11 Iskra. But the L-29 Delfin was still accepted for serial production, since, according to one version, it was supposed to be built at Czechoslovak aviation enterprises, which were best suited for this. This double all-metal aircraft of a very modern design and high maneuverability for those years was built in only four copies.

In 1957, the Yakovlev Design Bureau began designing a two-seat jet training aircraft for initial pilot training, which received the designation Yak-104.

In accordance with a government decree, the Yakovlev Design Bureau was obliged to develop a aerobatic aircraft based on the Yak-104 with the possibility of reverse aerobatics according to the tactical and technical requirements of the Air Force, agreed with the DOSAAF Central Committee. The designed aircraft was supposed to fly at speeds up to 600 km/h, have a practical ceiling of 10,000 meters, flight duration without external tanks - 1.5 hours, with external tanks - 2.5 hours, takeoff / run within 500-600 meters and landing speed 140-150 km/h.

In 1960, two experimental Yak-104s were built - the first on May 15 (board "30") and the second - on July 21 (board "50"). The lead designer was K. V. Sinelshchikov, the acting deputy general designer was A. S. Yakovlev. In the same year, the Yak-104 was renamed Yak-30.

Both experimental machines participated in factory tests from May 20, 1960 to March 1961. A total of 82 flights were performed with a total duration of 43 hours 36 minutes. There were no difficulties in the operation of the aircraft and the engine. When the aircraft was compressed (accelerated in a gentle dive), the number M of flight was 0.792 and the indicated speed was 788 km/h at an altitude of 1500 m (indicator speed 803 km/h). The car received positive marks on all points of the program.

In the conclusion of the test pilots, it was noted that the aircraft was easy to control and stable in flight. The Yak-30 was technologically extremely simple and economical to operate, however, the Yak-30 was sacrificed for “socialist integration”, opening the way for Czechoslovakia to the world aviation market with the Aero L-29 Delfin aircraft, which was inferior in terms of technical and flight data to the Yak-30 aircraft .