Yak-9UT

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This page is about the Russian fighter Yak-9UT. For other uses, see Yak-9 (Family).
Yak-9UT
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Yak-9UT
AB RB SB
6.0 5.7 6.3
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Description

The Yak-9UT is a rank IV Russian fighter with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB), 5.7 (RB), and 6.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.37.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 000 m672 km/h
Turn time19 s
Max altitude10 500 m
EngineKlimov M-107A
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight3 t

The Yak-9UT has an extremely high acceleration rate which is enhanced compared to earlier Yaks due to using the new Klimov M-107 engine. Unfortunately, like all Yaks, it has a poor engine performance at high altitude, though not as bad as VK-105 powered Yaks. It also has good manoeuvrability that gets better at higher speeds (above 400 km/h), but you will still be outmanoeuvred by Zeroes and Spitfires. Keep in mind that the ailerons will start to compress above 500 km/h

The Yak-9UT doesn't have any the ability to carry bombs, however, it does have access to other gun configuration options many other aircraft do not have. By default, you have twin B-20S 20 mm cannons mounted on the top of the nose cowling and a single 23 mm cannon mounted in the propeller shaft, you have also access to the twin B-20S and an N-37 37 mm cannon with higher damage but less ammo and fire rate. Finally, the last gun setting, a single B-20S and an N-45 45 mm cannon with only HEFI-T rounds (High Explosive Fragmentation Incendiary Tracers) that has a benefit of higher bullet speed and a few more ammunition rounds over the 37 mm variant.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 651 634 10500 20.2 20.8 14.9 14.9 380
Upgraded 696 672 18.8 19.3 22.3 18.3

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
720 320 N/A N/A 280 ~11 ~8
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 400 < 420 < 490 > 450
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,890 m 1,650 hp 1,749 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,500 m 1,500 hp 1,590 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural720 km/h
Gear320 km/h

The aircraft features

  • Single frontal 64 mm bulletproof glass plate.
  • Single rear 64mm bulletproof glass plate located at the headrest of the cockpit.
  • 8mm steel plate located behind the pilot's seat.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 140 → 4 747 Sl icon.png
RB11 920 → 18 023 Sl icon.png
SB8 900 → 13 456 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications64 000 Rp icon.png
149 100 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 900 Ge icon.png
Crew training90 000 Sl icon.png
Experts310 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces620 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
120 / 310 / 330 % Sl icon.png
184 / 184 / 184 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
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Cost:
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250 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
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Cost:
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250 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
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Cost:
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280 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
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Cost:
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250 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
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Engine injection
Research:
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Cost:
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400 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
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Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
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Cost:
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shvak_belt_pack
Research:
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b20_new_gun
Research:
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ns23_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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ns23_new_gun
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ns37_belt_pack
Research:
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N-37 cannon
Research:
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Cost:
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NS-45 cannon
Research:
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Cost:
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yak9ut_ns45_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition80 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Weapon 22 x 20 mm B-20S cannon
Ammunition240 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min

The Yak-9UT is armed with:

  • A choice between three presets:
    • 1 x 23 mm NS-23 cannon, nose-mounted (80 rpg) + 2 x 20 mm B-20S cannons, nose-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total)
    • 1 x 37 mm N-37 cannon, nose-mounted (28 rpg) + 2 x 20 mm B-20S cannons, nose-mounted (120 rpg = 240 total)
    • 1 x 45 mm NS-45 cannon, nose-mounted (29 rpg) + 1 x 20 mm B-20S cannon, nose-mounted (170 rpg)

Usage in battles

Since this aircraft has a very high low-to-middle altitude acceleration, you should use this plane primarily as a dogfighter at those altitudes. It is also important to note that this plane like all Yaks and like most other Soviet-built fighters, low high-altitude performance, however, even at higher altitudes, this fighter can be used as a Boom & Zoom aircraft, provided you pay attention to your speed. Turn-fighting and dogfighting above 4500 meters are discouraged as at this altitude, many other aircraft will have superior turn capabilities and engine performance compared to the Yak-9UT, leaving it to struggle for any flight advantage.

While performance tends to suffer at higher altitudes, when kept closer to the ground, the Yak's performance starts to shine. This is especially true with its energy retention, such as performing a ~270-degree turn with minimal kph lost (~30 kph) and the ability to regain this speed extremely fast.

Engaging fighters & bombers

Most enemy fighters will be between 3,000 and 4,500 meters, with bombers being around 4,000 to 5,600 meters. It's important to use your height advantage, drop down from your height and get behind the enemy. Once behind the fighter or bomber, do not engage it until you are close enough to see their tails in your crosshairs. Aim forward and fire only a single shot or a short bust, if armed with the 45 mm cannon (which is no longer than two seconds). Using the 37 mm N-37 cannon or the 27 mm NS-27 cannon, use a bust which is around two and half seconds.

If you miss your shot and they turn, depending on how sharp their turn is, follow them. If it's a very sharp turn do not make the turn, instead, open the throttle and climb back up to gain a height advantage. Once here, you can then attempt to line up another shot on them or find a new target to go after.

Ground & Naval Battles

In ground and naval battles, the Yak-9K is able to destroy armoured targets, with ease. It does not have any secondary armaments such as bombs or rockets. However, it's 45 mm cannon is able to destroy heavy tanks. To do this, aim for the roof and dive straight down upon them like an angle which is fighting a demon.

In ship combat, the 45 mm cannon is able to penetrate the decks of many heavily armoured ships, but you must aim for roof or sides of the ships. Handling smaller ships such as Patrol boats, do not fly in a straight line instead zip up and down, left to right then suddenly turn and shoot them. A single well placed shot will destroy their ammo racks and set the ship to visit davy jones locker!

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decent lower speed manoeuvrability that gets even better above 400 km/h (248.5 mph)
  • Flaps are fast to deploy and are helpful if used properly
  • Nose-mounted 23 mm and 37 mm cannons are effective against all types of aerial targets
  • Able to choose between various cannons
  • Decent low-to-mid altitude acceleration and climb
  • Decent energy retention at lower altitudes
  • Able exceed 550 km/h IAS at low altitudes and 500 km/h IAS at 4,000 m
  • Very quick engine spool up and spool downtime

Cons:

  • Low diving speed (you lose wings over 720 km/h IAS)
  • Low cannon ammunition
  • Engine easily overheats above 96% throttle (use 94 to 95% throttle to cool down)
  • 20 mm B-20S cannons are very weak compared to contemporaries
  • Engine power drops past 5 km altitude, which means less acceleration, climb, and overall speed
  • Ailerons stiffen above 500 km/h
  • Flaps break if fully deployed past 280 km/h IAS
  • Flaps only have Landing position
  • Mediocre (or even inferior) when compared other battle rating 5.7 fighters it may face
  • 45 mm NS-45 is a challenge to effectively use, the N-37 is a more effective large calibre choice
  • Unable to switch between the N-37 and the NS-23 without going back to the hangar

History

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.

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A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau (Яковлев Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Yak-1  Yak-1 · Yak-1B
Yak-2  Yak-2 KABB · I-29
Yak-3  Yak-3 · Yak-3P · Yak-3T · Yak-3U · Yak-3 (VK-107)
Yak-4  Yak-4
Yak-7  Yak-7B
Yak-9  Yak-9 · Yak-9B · Yak-9K · Golovachev's Yak-9M · Yak-9P · Yak-9T · Yak-9U · Yak-9UT
Jet Fighters  Yak-15P · Yak-15 · Yak-17 · Yak-23 · Yak-30 · Yak-38 · Yak-38M
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-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 · 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