Yakovlev Yak-14
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Yakovlev Yak-14

Four-seat liaison and training monoplane of similar type to the Yak-12 but powered by a 108kW M-11M engine.

Yakovlev Yak-14A three-view drawing (800 x 484)

    Take-off weight6750 kg14881 lb
    Empty weight3000 kg6614 lb
    Wingspan26.2 m86 ft 11 in
    Length18.4 m60 ft 4 in
    Height7.5 m25 ft 7 in
    Max. speed300 km/h186 mph

Barry, 08.12.2016

Well this really is the most unusual of "4 seat observation, training and liaison monoplanes". Where exactly was the engine and propeller hidden?
Now some may think that this is the largest post war glider built by the soviets and they would be right. Some 413 were built with a few going to Czechoslovakia as the NK 14. It was the first and only glider to fly to the arctic and it had payload of 3,500 k.g. (7,000 lb). It was, though, by standards an anathema when the rest of the world was looking at transport planes and helicopters to shift their troops and kit.

Leo Rudnicki, 23.07.2009

Of course there were two Yak-14's, the transport glider towed by Il-12's and the Yak-12 Yak-14. That's why NATO code names were invented.

Bill Downing, 23.07.2009

Are you certain about this ones I.D.? From the artists conception (typical heavily airbrushed for Soviet aircraft pictures up into the mid 70's) this pile of F.O.D. looks more like the packing case an AIRSPEED HORSA glider was shipped in, I see zero evidence of any form of powerplant.

I also seriously doubt this flying one car garage could get to 186 MPH without shedding the wings.

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