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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
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* 1 x 20 mm ShVAK cannon, nose-mounted (120 rpg)
 
* 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)
 
* 2 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine guns, nose-mounted (260 rpg left + 140 rpg right = 400 total)
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
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* Without load
 
* Without load
 
* 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (100 kg total)
 
* 2 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (100 kg total)
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
* Hard-hitting cannon
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* Good speed and manoeuvrability
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* A big step up from Yak-1: Nose-mounted 1x 20mm ShVAK & 2x 12.7 UBS Machinegun proved very effective against any kind of aircraft in this BR.
* Low-calibre MGs are surprisingly effective thanks to high fire rate
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* Capable to use rockets for both air and ground targets.
* Great climb rate when spaded
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* Reasonable top speed and maneuverability in its BR.
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
* Cannon has only 120 rounds of ammunition
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* Sub-par performance when stock level aircraft
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* Engine is an downgrade of previous Yak: Inability to do WEP, prone to overheating, and provide lousy top speed over Yak-1 does.
* Like most Soviet planes, performance at high altitude leaves much to be desired.
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* Engine is underperformed at above 4000m, making it incapable to intercept bombers although provided very powerful armament.
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* Worse maneuverability over all Yakovlev Fighter series.
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* The wooden airframe can't sustain high compression during dive in high speed, resulting in wing rips above 500 km/h.
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* Any kind of fire will tore up the plane in no time due the wooden airframe.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
 
<!-- ''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.'' -->
 
<!-- ''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.'' -->
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* [https://live.warthunder.com/feed/all/?q=#yak7 War Thunder Live Page]
 
* [https://live.warthunder.com/feed/all/?q=#yak7 War Thunder Live Page]
  
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.'' -->
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.'' -->
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* [[Yak-1]]
 
* [[Yak-1]]
 
* [[Yak-1B]]
 
* [[Yak-1B]]
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* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''other literature.'' -->
 
* ''other literature.'' -->
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* [http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/en/normandie-niemen-french-fighters-eastern-front Chemins de Memoire - The "Normandie-Niemen", French fighters on the Eastern Front]
 
* [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]
 
* [https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=1380 Military Factory - Yakovlev Yak-7]

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Yak-7B
yak-7b.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.3/3.3BR
Class
1 personCrew
3.0 tTake-off weight
2.85 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 900 mCeiling
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
997 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.png1 900 / 2 380/1 700 / 2 130/780 / 977Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
118 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
240 % Sl icon.png180 % Sl icon.png70 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Yak-7B.jpg


The Yak-7B is a rank II Russian fighter with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB), 2.3 (RB), and 2.7 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

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.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,650 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
553 538 9 900 22.3 23.0 13.2 13 387
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,650 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
585 570 9 900 21.0 21.5 18 15.5 387

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
410 ~10 ~8
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 380 < 420 < 490 > 340
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
700 m 1,260 hp N/A
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,900 m 1,175 hp N/A

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Yak-7B 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

Main articles: FAB-50 (50 kg), RS-82, RBS-82

The Yak-7B 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

Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm BI-42
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm RO-82
IV Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • A big step up from Yak-1: Nose-mounted 1x 20mm ShVAK & 2x 12.7 UBS Machinegun proved very effective against any kind of aircraft in this BR.
  • Capable to use rockets for both air and ground targets.
  • Reasonable top speed and maneuverability in its BR.

Cons:

  • Engine is an downgrade of previous Yak: Inability to do WEP, prone to overheating, and provide lousy top speed over Yak-1 does.
  • Engine is underperformed at above 4000m, making it incapable to intercept bombers although provided very powerful armament.
  • Worse maneuverability over all Yakovlev Fighter series.
  • The wooden airframe can't sustain high compression during dive in high speed, resulting in wing rips above 500 km/h.
  • Any kind of fire will tore up the plane in no time due the wooden airframe.

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 x 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 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 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

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.

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.

Media

See also

External links


A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau (Яковлев Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Attackers  Yak-2 KABB
Yak-1  Yak-1 · Yak-1B
Yak-2  I-29
Yak-3  Yak-3 · Yak-3P · Yak-3T · Yak-3U · Yak-3 (VK-107)
Yak-7  Yak-7B
Yak-9  Yak-9 · Yak-9B · Yak-9K · Golovachev's Yak-9M · Yak-9P · Yak-9T · Yak-9U · Yak-9UT
Bombers  Yak-4
Jet Fighters  Yak-15P · Yak-15 · Yak-17 · Yak-23 · Yak-30
Foreign Use  ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T
Captured  ▀Yak-1B

USSR fighters
I-15  I-15 WR · I-15 M-22 · I-15R · I-15bis
I-153  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-185  I-185 (M-71) · I-185 (M-82)
I-225  I-225
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 · ▂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