Yak-9T

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Yak-9T
yak-9t.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
18 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 240 / 4 108/2 610 / 3 309/1 400 / 1 775Repair
22 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.36 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Russian fighter Yak-9T. For other uses, see Yak-9 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Yak-9T.jpg


The Yak-9T is a rank III Russian fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB) and 4.0 (RB/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 4,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
578 561 10 000 18.8 19.5 13.7 13.6 366
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
610 593 10 000 17.2 18.0 18.5 16.0 366

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
683 320 410 ~20 ~15
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 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.

Armaments

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 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 controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 37 mm
IV Cover New 37 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Cannon is powerful
  • 37 mm has a reasonably high rate of fire for its calibre
  • Decent manoeuvrability
  • Cannon can knock out medium tanks with several hits in the side or rear.

Cons:

  • 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.

History

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In-game description

The Yak-9 was a Soviet single-engine fighter of the WWII era. It was the first combat aircraft designed by Alexander Yakovlev's construction bureau. The most mass-produced Soviet fighter of the war, it remained in production from October 1942 to December 1948, with a total of 16,769 built.

The Yak-9 was a further modification of the Yak-1 and Yak-7. In its core design, it was a redesign of the Yak-7. With few external differences, Yak-9 was at the same time much more advanced internally. This is not unexpected, as almost two years of design and combat experience of the Yak series went into the Yak-9. Also, at the time aluminium was in much greater supply than it had been two years previously at the start of the war. Amongst other things, the use of metal allowed the plane’s weight to be significantly reduced, meaning that more fuel could be stored and that the aircraft could be equipped with more powerful armament and more specialized equipment.

The Yak-9T variant, for instance, had an incredibly powerful 37mm NS-37 cannon firing through the propeller hub. Due to the length of the gun barrel, the pilot’s seat had to be moved 40 cm aft, and the airframe was strengthened. The variant carried 30 to 32 cannon shells, as well as 200-220 rounds for the synchronized UB machine gun. Salvo weight for the variant was a whopping 3.74 kg (8.24 lbs). The 37mm gun allowed for firing at increased ranges, up to 1,200 yards against bomber formations, and 500-600 yards against single non-manoeuvring bombers. The Yak-9T was also successful against ground targets. Armour-piercing shells, fired from 500 yards at an angle of 45 degrees, could penetrate 30 mm of armour. In late 1943, the Yak-9T was used in an anti-shipping role in the Black Sea. A total of 2,748 Yak-9s were built between March 1943 and June 1945.

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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