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    • Year
      1906
      2018
    • Length
      13 m
      20 m
    • Height
      3 m
      6 m
    • Width
      1 m
      8 m
    • Diameter
      3 m
      9 m
    • Wing area
      14 m2
      23 m2
    • Wingspan (Beam)
      5 m
      9 m
    • Wing loading
      3 kg/m2
      829 kg/m2
    • Swept
      4 m
      6 m
    • Sweep
      25 deg
      68 deg
    • Aspect ratio
      1
      26
    • Disc area
      1 m2
      460 m2
    • Main rotor diameter
      1 m
      62 m
    • Rotor number
      1 qt
      8 qt
    • Blades per rotor
      4 qt
      5 qt
    • Disc loading
      17 kg/m2
      73 kg/m2
    • Tail rotor diameter
      0 m
      5 m
    • Empty weight
      5908 kg
      8862 kg
    • Max. takeoff weight (Gross weight)
      9040 kg
      13560 kg
    • Loaded weight
      5 kg
      242500 kg
    • Crew
      1 per.
      2 per.
    • Useful load
      26 kg
      90700 kg
    • Payload
      23 kg
      122470 kg
    • Capacity passengers
      1 per.
      400 per.
    • Hardpoints
      3 qt
      5 qt
    • Ground Speed
      968 km/h
      1452 km/h
    • Max. Speed
      1024 km/h
      1536 km/h
    • Сruise Speed
      52 km/h
      3087 km/h
    • Stall Speed
      40 km/h
      258 km/h
    • Landing Speed
      68 km/h
      270 km/h
    • Minimum control speed
      24 km/h
      113 km/h
    • Never exceed speed
      107 km/h
      1050 km/h
    • Fuel Capacity
      2750 l
      4125 l
    • Fuel External
      142 l
      10025 l
    • Power/mass
      0 hp/kg
      23 hp/kg
    • Thrust/weight
      0 kN/kg
      2 kN/kg
    • Afterburning thrust
      29 kN/kg
      980 kN/kg
    • Total Power
      0 hp
      60000 hp
    • Thrust
      104 kN
      157 kN
    • Service ceiling
      8800 m
      13200 m
    • Static ceiling
      3 m
      5485 m
    • Range (Ferry range)
      1040 km
      1560 km
    • Range PTB (Ferry range)
      720 km
      10000 km
    • Сombat radius
      277 km
      372 km
    • Endurance
      0 h
      150 h
    • Takeoff roll
      20 m
      3200 m
    • Landing roll
      20 m
      2570 m
    • Maximum glide ratio
      7
      43
    • Load factor from
      4 G
      8 G
    • Rate of climb
      3600 m/min
      5400 m/min
    • Rate of sink
      36 m/min
      56 m/min
    • Time to altitude
      0 min
      105 min
    • Propellers
      1 qt
      8 qt
    • Prop diameter
      1 m
      6 m
    • Prop blade number
      1 qt
      8 qt
    • Guns
      1 qt
      2 qt
    • Bombs
      4 qt
      8 qt
    • Missiles
      1 qt
      3 qt
    • Rockets
      1 qt
      76 qt
    • Torpedoes
      1 qt
      4 qt
    • Bombs weight
      2 kg
      39000 kg
    • Rockets weight
      1 kg
      48 kg
    • Number built
      184 qt
      278 qt
    • Price
      14800000 USD
      22200000 USD

Yakovlev Yak-38

TypeAircraft
Company

SC A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau

Scheme

Midwing

Monoplane

Geometry
Length (m)
1.9
 
16.4
88.7
Height (m)
0.6
 
4.3
50.1
Wings
Wing area (m2)
1.1
 
18.5
925
Wingspan (Beam) (m)
0.1
 
7.3
95
Swept (m)
4.5
 
4.5
9.9
Weights
Empty weight (kg)
8
 
7,385
276,800
Max. takeoff weight (Gross weight) (kg)
154
 
11,300
575,000
Capacity
Crew (per.)
1
 
1
112
Hardpoints (qt)
1
 
4
2,576
with a capacity of 2000 kg
Speeds
Ground Speed (km/h)
96.6
 
1,210
1,500
Max. Speed (km/h)
25
 
1,280
28,165
Fuel
Fuel Capacity (l)
23
 
3,437.5
320,000
Power
Thrust/weight (kN/kg)
0.0
 
1
2.1
Thrust (kN)
1.5
 
130.5
1,914
2 powerplants 31,9 kN each and 1powerplants of 66,7 kN
Performance
Service ceiling (m)
0.6
 
11,000
161,544
Range (Ferry range) (km)
4
 
1,300
40,700
Сombat radius (km)
277
 
310
7,210
Dynamic Performance
Load factor from (G)
2
 
6
9
Rate of climb (m/min)
1.9
 
4,500
36,000
Combat
Guns (qt)
1
 
1
18
23mm gun
Bombs (qt)
1
 
6
250
two FAB-500 or four FAB-250 general purpose bombs under pylons, two incendiary ZB-500, or two nuclear RN-28 bombs
Missiles (qt)
1
 
2
24
2 anti-ship or air-to-surface Kh-23 (AS-7 Kerry). The Kh-23 required a guidance pod on one of the pylons. R-60 or R-60M (AA-8 Aphid) air-to-air missiles could be carried under the external pylons
Rockets (qt)
1
 
-1
76
various types of rockets (up to 240 mm)
Stat
Number built (qt)
0
 
231
43,000
Price (USD)
41.5
 
18.5 million
750.0 million
in 1996
Introduction 1971
First flight 1971

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