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This page is about the Soviet fighter Yak-9B. For other versions, see Yak-9 (Family).
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The Yakovlev Yak-9B was a modified subvariant of the Yak-9D, which was the third variant of the Yak-9 fighter aircraft family. The Yak-9B was a fighter-bomber configuration of the Yak-9D (factory official designation Yak-9L) with four vertical tube bomb bays aft of the cockpit capable of carrying up to four 100 kg FAB-100 bombs or four PTAB cassettes with 32 1.5 kg bomblets each, though only 200 kg of weapons were normally carried. The Yak-9D was a longer-range variant of the standard Yak-9, with a fuel capacity increase from 440 to 650 litres and a maximum range of 1,400 km. Since the Soviet Army went on the offensive in 1943, covering operational advances from the air required an increased number of fighters. The Yak-9D underwent modifications to produce the Yak-9B, which could carry bombs, but this modification did not result in mass production as the Yak-9B armed with bombs had poor manoeuvrability, limiting its combat effectiveness against other fighters. Furthermore, the lack of bomb-aiming equipment made bomb targeting inaccurate.

Introduced in Update 1.53 "Firestorm", the Yak-9B is the only Yak fighter aircraft with an internal bomb bay. Players can experience the Yak-9B's unique design of being able to ground strike as well as compete for aerial supremacy against adversaries. This is very useful in ground realistic battle mode. Playstyles are identical to those of other Yak families, with the exception that manoeuvrability is slightly reduced when armed with bombs. It remains on the low-altitude spectrum for best performance, though the engines are slightly more powerful as compared to the Yak-1 variants.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 700 m591 km/h
Turn time21 s
Max altitude8 900 m
EngineKlimov VK-105PF
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight3 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,700 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 573 558 8900 21.8 22.4 13.6 13.6 500
Upgraded 608 591 20.2 21.0 18.5 16.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
683 320 N/A N/A 280 ~12 ~9
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 380 < 420 < 490 > 340

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear320 km/h

The Yak-9B isn't the worst protected aircraft, but it isn't great either. It has some armour protection, and the fuel tanks are self-sealing. Most of the fuel tanks are located in the wings, and one is located beneath the pilot's seat in the fuselage, along with the oil cooler. You can not rely on the survivability of the Yak-9B, although it may save you on a rare occasion.

  • 64 mm bulletproof glass - Windscreen
  • 64 mm bulletproof glass - Behind pilot's head
  • 8 mm steel - Behind pilot's seat
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB809 → 1 014 Sl icon.png
RB1 629 → 2 042 Sl icon.png
SB2 286 → 2 866 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications13 960 Rp icon.png
19 800 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost860 Ge icon.png
Crew training9 200 Sl icon.png
Experts32 000 Sl icon.png
Aces320 Ge icon.png
Research Aces250 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
50 / 120 / 240 % Sl icon.png
130 / 130 / 130 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Wings repair
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Offensive armament

Ammunition120 rounds
Fire rate800 shots/min
Ammunition200 rounds
Fire rate996 shots/min

The Yak-9B is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm ShVAK cannon, nose-mounted (120 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, nose-mounted (200 rpg)

Suspended armament

List of setups (3)
Setup 12 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
Setup 23 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
Setup 34 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
Main article: FAB-100sv (100 kg)

The Yak-9B can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bombs (200 kg total)
  • 3 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bombs (300 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bombs (400 kg total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons


  • Accurate centre-mounted armament
  • Excellent performance at altitudes below 3,000 m
  • Experience with the Yak-1 series and standard Yak-9 carry over to this plane
  • Slightly better engine than the Yak-1 series
  • Internal bomb bay reduces drag when carrying bombs over being carried externally


  • Low ammunition count, requires accurate firing to damage enemy planes
  • Low maximum dive speed
  • Performance decreases at altitudes above 3,000 m
  • Engine overheats at full throttle
  • No WEP in Realistic and Simulator battles


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See also

Related development

External links

A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau (Яковлев Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Yak-1  Yak-1 · Yak-1B
Yak-3  Yak-3 · Eremin's Yak-3(e) · Yak-3 (VK-107) · Yak-3P · Yak-3T · Yak-3U
Yak-7  Yak-7B
Yak-9  Yak-9 · Yak-9B · Yak-9K · Golovachev's Yak-9M · Yak-9P · Yak-9T · Yak-9U · Yak-9UT
Twin-engine fighters  I-29
Jet fighters 
Yak-15  Yak-15P · Yak-15
Yak-17  Yak-17
Yak-23  Yak-23
Yak-30  Yak-30D
Yak-141  Yak-141
Strike aircraft 
Yak-2  Yak-2 KABB
Yak-38  Yak-38 · Yak-38M
Bombers  Yak-4
Jet bombers  Yak-28B
Foreign use  ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · ◔Yak-9P
Captured  ▀Yak-1B

USSR fighters
I-15  I-15 WR · I-15 M-22 · I-15 M-25 · I-15bis · Krasnolutsky's I-15bis
  I-153 M-62 · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62 · I-153P
I-16  I-16 type 5 · I-16 type 10 · I-16 type 18 · I-16 type 24 · I-16 type 27 · I-16 type 28 · I-180S
I-29  I-29
I-185  I-185 (M-71) · I-185 (M-82)
I-225  I-225
ITP  ITP (M-1)
MiG-3  MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK) · MiG-3-34
LaGG  I-301 · LaGG-3-4 · LaGG-3-8 · LaGG-3-11 · LaGG-3-23 · LaGG-3-34 · LaGG-3-35 · LaGG-3-66
La  La-5 · La-5F · La-5FN · La-7 · Dolgushin's La-7 · La-7B-20 · La-9 · La-11
Yak-1/7  Yak-1 · Yak-1B · Yak-7B
Yak-3  Yak-3 · Eremin's Yak-3(e) · Yak-3P · Yak-3T · Yak-3U · Yak-3 (VK-107)
Yak-9  Yak-9 · Yak-9B · Golovachev's Yak-9M · Yak-9T · Yak-9K · Yak-9U · Yak-9UT · Yak-9P
Other countries  ▂P-40E-1 · ▂P-47D-27 · ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · ▂Fw 190 D-9 · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc
P-39  ▂P-39K-1 · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 · ▂P-39Q-15
P-63  ▂P-63A-5 · ▂P-63A-10 · ▂P-63C-5