Price: 160.00 euro
Model of the Soviet Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter plane. From a private collection. Handmade in the cold war era (1960-1990). Lamps in tail, wing ends and front. On the are inset pieces of colored plastic. Propeller is made of brass with acrylate leaves. Pedestal is made of hardwood.
The Yakovlev Yak-9 was a single-engine single-seat multipurpose fighter aircraft used by the Soviet Union in World War II and after. The Yak-9 arrived to Soviet fighter aviation regiments at the Stalingrad Front in December 1942 and played a major role in taking air superiority over Luftwaffe aces during the grand Battle of Kursk in summer 1943.
The maneuverable, high-speed at low/medium altitudes and easy to control Yak-9 was one of the best and the most mass-produced Soviet fighter of World War II.
The Yak-9 remained in production from 1942 to 1948, with 16,769 built (14,579 during the war). Following World War II, the Yak-9 was used also by the North Korean Air Force during the Korean War.