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General characteristics
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
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
18 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 944 / 3 732/2 763 / 3 503/1 410 / 1 787Repair
22 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.36 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
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GarageImage Yak-9T.jpg

The Yak-9T is a Rank III Soviet fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB), 4.3 (RB), and 4.0 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ?  ? 10,500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 368
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 10,500  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.?  ?


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
680 320 410 ~20 ~15
Optimal velocities
< 380? < 420 < 490 > 270
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
700 m 1,260 hp  ?,??? hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,900 m 1,175 hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

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


Offensive armament

The Yak-9T is armed with:

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

Usage in the battles

The Yak-9T's instrument panel.

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 themselves 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 amount of upgrades purchased on the aircraft, so a fifteen degree climb is recommended. 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 m (6,561 ft) A good altitude to climb to is 3,000 m (9,842 ft) In this way altitude advantage is achieved. 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 greatly increased in a turn-fight with them extended.

The Yak 9T and all Yak's suffer from constant engine overheat, properly watching this temperature is critical, because if let go too long, the engine will die and the Yak falls fast. Keep eyes on temp at all times. Best advice is to keep throttle at 90% or lower when not in combat. The Yak-9T is best suited to colder maps, 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
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair, Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs
III Wing Repair, Engine Offensive 37 mm
IV Cover Offensive 37 mm Cannons

Pros and cons


  • Cannon is powerful
  • 37 mm has reasonably high rate of fire for it's caliber
  • Decent maneuverability
  • Cannon can knock out medium tanks with several hits in the side or rear.


  • Once the 37 mm runs out of ammo you have a single 50. Cal MG
  • 37 mm has high recoil
  • 37 mm is fairly inaccurate even in short bursts.
  • Lousy high-altitude performance.


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