Views 28 Unique 24
Vote 10
Award Shortlist   

Yak 52

By malleader
Image from the 2016 Old Buckenham Air Show. The Yak 52 gave a tremendous display showing how agile it is with its many tight turns.

When the Russian Air Force wanted to train pilots for its legendary Migs, it needed an incredibly capable aircraft to teach the art of aerobatics and high speed manoeuvres. The answer, in 1976, was the Yak (short for Yakovlev) 52. This exceptionally strong aircraft was so good, it's still in use today as a trainer for military and civilian pilots. 360hp, 223 mph top speed and 340 mile range make it a very capable machine for flying into short airfields, but its aerobatic abilities are the stuff of legend.

Tags: Photo journalism Plane Yak 2016 old Buckenham Air Show

Voters: cats_123, RobertTurley, Owen05 and 7 more


Comments


tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
1 Aug 2016 10:39PM
Well designed and looks great in this POV. TG

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.