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Andrew Dunn 126/11/2016 19:16:57
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yuri_2.jpgWhilst browsing through one of the mant forums i frequent i came across a couple of photo's of Yuri Gagarin , can any of you well educated and well informed forum members help in identifying what the aircraft is .... many thanks.

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J D 826/11/2016 19:22:12
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YAK 18. Primary trainer in service just after the second world war.

reg shaw26/11/2016 19:28:53
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Looks like a variant of the Yak 18. Not seen the bulged cowl and trike combination before though?


MattyB26/11/2016 19:31:12
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I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that, but to this beholder that has all the elegance and beauty of a house brick!

Edited By MattyB on 26/11/2016 19:34:13

Jon - Laser Engines26/11/2016 19:33:40
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Could it be an early yak52?

PatMc26/11/2016 19:46:45
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It's the 18U.

IIRC Pete Miller had a C/L semi-scale stunt Yak18 published in Aeromodeller but I'm can't remember which version he chose to base it on.

Peter Miller27/11/2016 08:31:32
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In fact it was this version Quite a nice model. I did toy with an R/C version a while ago but lost interest. I still have the plastic kit of it.

I also have an excellent set of 1/10th scale Polish scale drawings of the aircraft.

It was later developed into the very successful 18 PM competition aerobatic aircraft

reg shaw27/11/2016 09:06:55
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Love the Yak 18 PM, one of the last big aerobats, they're all tiny flighty pieces now, the grace has gone!

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