October 17th, 2014, 15:52
Interesting facts on Yak 38 vs Harrier. Keep it coming!
Harriervs Yak-38Publishedon June5, 2012,
Since 1976, the Yak-38 ‘Forger’ has been Moscow’s equivalent of the famous Harrier, but uses three powerplants instead of the Harrier’s one for vectored-thrust performance. The vertical take-off jet was designed to spring from the decks of ‘Kiev’-class carriers to defend the Russian fleet from Western patrol aircraft and saw service on Russia’s last ‘Kiev’ carrier, Gorshkov.
The Yak-38 gave the Soviet navy experience with high-performance jets at sea, and was a useful stepping stone towards the fixed-wing naval fighters now coming into service with the Russian navy.
The Yak-38 could be seen all over the world as Soviet sea power expanded. The carrier Novorossiysk, based in...