Challe's Yak-9T (France)

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Challe's ▄Yak-9T
yak-9t_france.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/4.0/3.7BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.6 tEmpty weight
3.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 000 mCeiling
sec18.0/18.0/0.0Turn Time
160 km/hStalling speed
Klimov VK-105PFEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
683 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
37 mm NS-37 cannonWeapon 1
30 roundsAmmunition
260 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gunWeapon 2
200 roundsAmmunition
798 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png3 368/4 140/2 090Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
120 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.36 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Challe's Yak-9T (France). For other uses, see Yak-9 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage Yak-9TFrance.jpg


Challe's ▄Yak-9T is a Rank III premium French fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB) and 4.0 (RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France", released later to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the French-Soviet squadron "Normandie-Niemen" on 24 November 2017. This version is modelled after the Yak-9 flown by French pilot René Challe.

Challe's Yak-9T has so far been made available only during the 75th-anniversary event for the Normandie Niemen Soviet-French squadron as a purchasable premium.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.?  ?

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
 ???  ???  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • 64 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front and rear.
  • 8 mm Steel plate in the pilot's seat.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Challe's Yak-9T (France) is armed with:

  • 1 x 37 mm NS-37 cannon, nose-mounted (30 RPG = 30 total)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun (200 RPG = 200 total)

Usage in the battles

The Yakovlev 9-T or Yak-9 as it is most popularly referred to in-game, being the most popular of the Yak 9 variants, is best played differently depending on the situation the pilot finds him/herself in.

To begin, make sure that you take off and immediately climb. A twenty-degree angle may be too much to handle depending on the number of upgrades purchased on the aircraft, so initially, a fifteen-degree climb will suffice. With it, the pilot keeps much-needed speed and agility. Altitude advantage over your opponent is always preferred, and most pilots of the tier that the Yak 9T fights, do not choose to climb over 2,000 Meters (6,561 feet) A good altitude to climb to is 3,000 Meters (9,842 feet) to gain the altitude advantage over the enemy. Be advised this will not always be the case and some enemies will climb above you, if this happens, try to make them bleed energy until they are slower than you and turn-fight them.

At high altitude, the Yak 9T is best suited to energy fighting, which means using the Yak's good energy retention to zoom at an opponent, shoot at them, and then climb up and turn back to your opponent and give chase. They Yak at mid to low altitude is best suited to turn-fighting against all nations except for the Japanese. If facing the Japanese, use the same energy fight tactics as stated above, as Japanese planes will be unable to give chase due to low energy retention of their lightweight aircraft. The Yak-9T comes equipped with flaps, it is critical you use them, as performance is significantly increased in a turn-fight with them opened.

The Yak 9T and typically speaking, all Yak aircraft suffer from constant engine overheat which requires properly watching the temperature to ensure it does not stay critical for too long or the engine will die and the plane becomes subject to the laws of gravity. Keep eyes on the temperature at all times. Best advice is to keep the throttle at 90% or lower when not in combat. The Yak-9T is best suited for flying in colder maps, however, if on a hot map, gain altitude and cruise at 85-90% throttle.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Automatic pitch
Controllable Not controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
IA
II
III
IV

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Cannon is quite accurate and powerful
  • Has 30 shells for the 37 mm and reasonably high rate of fire compared to its calibre
  • Decent manoeuvrability
  • Cannon can knock out medium tanks with several hits in the side or rear.

Cons:

  • The 37 mm chews through ammunition quickly; afterwards, you only have a single 50. Cal machine gun (unless you wait for reload in arcade or return to base in realistic/simulator)
  • 37 mm has high recoil
  • Lousy high-altitude performance.

History

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