Yakovlev Yak-3 ??
was a very small and even very effective Russian fighter in WWII. It´s
high power-to-weight ratio gave it excellent performance.
Lighter and smaller than Yak-9 but powered by the same engine, the Yak-3
was a forgiving, easy-to-handle aircraft loved by both rookie and veteran
pilots and ground crew as well. It was a robust, easy to maintain and
a highly successful dogfighter. It was used mostly as a tactical fighter,
flying low over battlefields and engaging in dogfights below 13,000
Technical data from the prototype
||Klimow WK-105PF-2, 1.300 PS
This bird is my new procject as a replica kit in scale 1/4 (quarterscale)!.
I do use technical literature, magazines, Internet and press to gather
informations about this new project
as well as photographs from the prototype and plastic models from marketleaders
to get a 3-dimensional
feeling for the project and to create a kit with accurate details.
It will have a Wingspan of about 90 Inces and will
get a starting weight of about 25lbs.
A engine like a Zenoah ZG62 will be able serve the necessary Power (62ccm).
The fuselage will be built from composite glass, carbon and fiber parts,
the wings wil become sandwichcomponents.