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YAK-41 Crashes On Carrier landing Test

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The Yak-41 is a supersonic V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing) naval fighter. Although it never entered operational service, some of it's advanced technology will see application on Lockheed-Martin's F-35 fighter.

Yakovlev's first experiment with jet-lift was the primitive Yak-36 (NATO: Freehand), which made its first vertical take-off on 24 March 1966. Vertical take-off on this aircraft was achieved by locating a swivelling jet exhaust nozzle for each of it's two engines directly under the aircraft's centre of gravity. The experience thus gained led to the larger Yak-38 naval fighter-bomber (NATO: Forger), which first flew in 1970 and entered service with the AV-MF (Fleet Naval Aviation) on 6 October 1976. This time, twin swivelling exhaust nozzles for the single main engine were combined with two dedicated lift engines located in the forward fuselage. Unfortu

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Added: Oct-25-2009 Occurred On: Oct-5-1991
By: Private-Parts
Tags: Yakovlev, Yak-41, crash, aircaft carrier, Admiral Gorshkov
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