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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left|The '''{{PAGENAME}}''' in the garage]]
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Russian fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} Russian fighter {{Battle-rating|2}}. This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.
 
 
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight performance ===
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=== Flight Performance ===
''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, manoeuvrability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,650 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
! AB
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! ABN1K2-J
 
! RB
 
! RB
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| 553 || 538 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 22.3 || 23.0 || 13.2 || 13 || 387
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,650 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| 585 || 570 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 21.0 || 21.5 || 18 || 15.5 || 387
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| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
==== Details ====
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====Details====
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flaps
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! Combat flap
! Take-off flaps
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! Take-off flap
! Landing flaps
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! Landing flap
 
! Air brakes
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
 
|-
 
|-
| X || X || || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| X || X || X || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 410 || ~10 || ~8
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || ??? || ~?? || ~?
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < 380 || < 420 || < 490 || > 340
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| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| 700 m || 1,260 hp || N/A
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| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! Optimal altitude
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| 2,900 m || 1,175 hp || N/A
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Setting 3
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|-
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! Optimal altitude
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! 100% Engine power
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! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
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|- -->
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* No armour plating
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* No armour glazing
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* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
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* More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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<!--''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
{{main|ShVAK (20 mm)|Berezin UB (12.7 mm)}}
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{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
* 1 x 20 mm ShVAK cannon, nose-mounted (120 rpg)
 
* 2 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine guns, nose-mounted (260 rpg left + 140 rpg right = 400 total)
 
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
<!-- ''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.'' -->
 
{{main|FAB-50 (50 kg)|RS-82|RBS-82}}
 
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
 
* Without load
 
* 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (100 kg total)
 
* 6 x RS-82 rockets
 
* 6 x RBS-82 rockets
 
  
== Usage in battles ==
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* 4 x 7.5 mm [[MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|MAC 1934]] machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
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''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''-->
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=== Defensive armament ===
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''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.''
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== Usage in the battles ==
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
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===Manual Engine Control===
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" | Mixer
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! rowspan="2" |Mixer
! rowspan="2" | Pitch
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! rowspan="2" |Pitch
! colspan="3" | Radiator
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! colspan="3" |Radiator
! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Oil
 
! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Water
! Type
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! Type  
 
|-
 
|-
| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>2 gears || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
=== Modules ===
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===Modules===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! colspan="1" | Tier
 
! colspan="1" | Tier
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|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
| Fuselage repair
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| Fuselage Repair
 
| Radiator
 
| Radiator
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|  
| Offensive 12 mm
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|  
| BI-42
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
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|  
 
| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
| New 12 mm MGs
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|  
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
| Wings repair
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| Wings Repair
 
| Engine
 
| Engine
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|  
| Offensive 20 mm
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|  
| RO-82
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
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|  
|
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| Engine Injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
| New 20 mm cannons
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|  
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Hard-hitting cannon
 
* Hard-hitting cannon
* Good speed and manoeuvrability
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* Good speed and maneuverability for its BR
* Low-calibre MGs are surprisingly effective thanks to high fire rate
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* Low-caliber MGs are surprisingly effective thanks to high fire rate
 
* Great climb rate when spaded
 
* Great climb rate when spaded
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*
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Cannon has only 120 rounds of ammunition
 
* Cannon has only 120 rounds of ammunition
* Sub-par performance when stock level aircraft
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* Sub-par performance when stock
* Like most Soviet planes, performance at high altitude leaves much to be desired.
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* Like most Soviet planes, performance at high altitude leaves much to be wanted.
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*
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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The Yakovlev Yak-7 was originally intended as a two-seat trainer version of the [[Yak-1]] fighter plane for the Soviet Air Force and only armed with 1 7.62 mm [[ShKAS (7.62 mm)|ShKAS]] MG for gunnery practice. Eventually, engineers at the Yakovlev Design Bureau modified the plane into a single-seat fighter superior to the Yak-1. The plane was armed with a single, propeller-mounted 20 mm [[ShVAK (20 mm)|ShVAK]] autocannon and 2 ShKAS machine guns in the engine cowling and included armor for the cockpit. The plane was quickly adopted by the air force and production was approved by late 1941. Unfortunately, Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the USSR had already begun and the relocation of factories to the Urals and more pressing needs elsewhere meant only 65 were available at the end of the year. Though it would see service as a fighter and interceptor, the aircraft was more often used as a fighter-bomber due to its ability to carry bombs and rockets for use against the Nazi and Italian ground forces. The Yak-7B would be introduced in 1942 and had a reduced wingspan, improved on-board systems, and an easier-to-produce undercarriage compared to the Yak-7A. Production of the Yak-7B would amount to over 5,000 aircraft produced. It would later see service with Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Mongolia, Poland, and Yugoslavia, which only recieved 2 Yak-7V planes. The [http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/en/normandie-niemen-french-fighters-eastern-front Free French Air Force Normandie-Niemen squadron] would also employ the plane on the Eastern Front, eager to get revenge against the Luftwaffe that had bested them on the home front.
The Yakovlev Yak-7 was originally intended as a two-seat trainer version of the [[Yak-1]] fighter plane for the Soviet Air Force and only armed with 1 x 7.62 mm [[ShKAS (7.62 mm)|ShKAS]] MG for gunnery practice. Eventually, engineers at the Yakovlev Design Bureau modified the plane into a single-seat fighter superior to the Yak-1. The plane was armed with a single, propeller-mounted 20 mm [[ShVAK (20 mm)|ShVAK]] autocannon and 2 x ShKAS machine guns in the engine cowling and included armour for the cockpit. The plane was quickly adopted by the air force and production was approved by late 1941. Unfortunately, Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the USSR had already begun and the relocation of factories to the Urals and more pressing needs elsewhere meant only 65 were available at the end of the year. Though it would see service as a fighter and interceptor, the aircraft was more often used as a fighter-bomber due to its ability to carry bombs and rockets for use against the Nazi and Italian ground forces. The Yak-7B would be introduced in 1942 and had a reduced wingspan, improved on-board systems, and an easier-to-produce undercarriage compared to the Yak-7A. Production of the Yak-7B would amount to over 5,000 aircraft produced. It would later see service with Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Mongolia, Poland, and Yugoslavia, which only received 2 Yak-7V planes. The [http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/en/normandie-niemen-french-fighters-eastern-front Free French Air Force Normandie-Niemen squadron] would also employ the plane on the Eastern Front, eager to get revenge against the Luftwaffe that had bested them on the home front.
 
  
=== In-game description ===
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== Media ==
This Soviet single-engine fighter was based on the Yak-7UTI, a tandem-seat advanced trainer based on the Yak-1. The first Yak-7B rolled off the production line at Yakovlev in 1942; the last one was made in 1944.
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[https://live.warthunder.com/feed/all/?q=#yak7 WarThunder Live Page]
  
The Yak-7B's armaments consisted of two 12.7 mm Berezin machine guns and one 20 mm ShVAK cannon. In addition, bombs aboard the plane could be suspended. In all, the plane's manufacturer made more than 5,000 Yak-7Bs.
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== Read also ==
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''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
  
== Media ==
 
<!-- ''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.'' -->
 
* [https://live.warthunder.com/feed/all/?q=#yak7 War Thunder Live Page]
 
 
== See also ==
 
<!-- ''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.'' -->
 
 
* [[Yak-1]]
 
* [[Yak-1]]
 
* [[Yak-1B]]
 
* [[Yak-1B]]
 
* [[Yak-3]]
 
* [[Yak-3]]
 
* [[LaGG-3-11]]
 
* [[LaGG-3-11]]
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== Sources ==
  
== External links ==
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* http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/en/normandie-niemen-french-fighters-eastern-front
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* https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=1380
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''other literature.'' -->
 
* [http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/en/normandie-niemen-french-fighters-eastern-front Chemins de Memoire - The "Normandie-Niemen", French fighters on the Eastern Front]
 
* [https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=1380 Military Factory - Yakovlev Yak-7]
 
  
 
{{USSR fighters}}
 
{{USSR fighters}}

Revision as of 23:32, 26 February 2019

Yak-7B
yak-7b.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.3/3.3BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
3.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Klimov VK-105PFEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
682.5 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm ShVAK cannonWeapon 1
120 roundsAmmunition
800 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gunWeapon 2
400 roundsAmmunition
798 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bombSetup 1
6 x RS-82 rocketsSetup 2
6 x RBS-82 rocketsSetup 3
Economy
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 290 / 2 869/1 720 / 2 155/780 / 977Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
× (118) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

The Yak-7B in the garage


The Yak-7B is a Rank II Russian fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB), 2.3 (RB), and 2.7 (SB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

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)
ABN1K2-J RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
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
 ?  ?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???

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
+ -
682.5 320  ??? ~?? ~?
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

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage

Armaments

Offensive armament

      Main article: Bombs-->

Usage in the battles

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Hard-hitting cannon
  • Good speed and maneuverability for its BR
  • Low-caliber MGs are surprisingly effective thanks to high fire rate
  • Great climb rate when spaded

Cons:

  • Cannon has only 120 rounds of ammunition
  • Sub-par performance when stock
  • Like most Soviet planes, performance at high altitude leaves much to be wanted.

History

The Yakovlev Yak-7 was originally intended as a two-seat trainer version of the Yak-1 fighter plane for the Soviet Air Force and only armed with 1 7.62 mm ShKAS MG for gunnery practice. Eventually, engineers at the Yakovlev Design Bureau modified the plane into a single-seat fighter superior to the Yak-1. The plane was armed with a single, propeller-mounted 20 mm ShVAK autocannon and 2 ShKAS machine guns in the engine cowling and included armor for the cockpit. The plane was quickly adopted by the air force and production was approved by late 1941. Unfortunately, Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the USSR had already begun and the relocation of factories to the Urals and more pressing needs elsewhere meant only 65 were available at the end of the year. Though it would see service as a fighter and interceptor, the aircraft was more often used as a fighter-bomber due to its ability to carry bombs and rockets for use against the Nazi and Italian ground forces. The Yak-7B would be introduced in 1942 and had a reduced wingspan, improved on-board systems, and an easier-to-produce undercarriage compared to the Yak-7A. Production of the Yak-7B would amount to over 5,000 aircraft produced. It would later see service with Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Mongolia, Poland, and Yugoslavia, which only recieved 2 Yak-7V planes. The Free French Air Force Normandie-Niemen squadron would also employ the plane on the Eastern Front, eager to get revenge against the Luftwaffe that had bested them on the home front.

Media

WarThunder Live Page

Read also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,

Sources


USSR fighters
I-15  I-15 WR · I-15 M-22 · I-15R · I-15bis
I-153  I-153 M-62 Chaika · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62 · I-153P Chaika
I-16  I-16 type 5 Ishak · I-16 type 10 Ishak · I-16 type 18 Ishak · I-16 type 24 Ishak · I-16 type 27 Ishak · I-16 type 28 Ishak · I-180S
I-185  I-185 (M-71) · I-185 (M-82)
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 · 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 Kittyhawk · ▂P-47D-27 Thunderbolt · ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · ▂Fw 190 D-9 · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc
P-39  ▂P-39K-1 Airacobra · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 Airacobra · ▂P-39Q-15 Airacobra
P-63  ▂P-63A-5 Kingcobra · ▂P-63A-10 Kingcobra · ▂P-63C-5 Kingcobra