Combat on the Eastern Front - Yak-3

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Yakolev Yak-3 Fighter Aviation Art Limited Edition Print by Aviation Artist Darryl Legg


After overcoming the initial shock of Hitler's surprise invasion in 1941, Russian design bureaus set about delivering new types to the frontline quickly and in ever increasing numbers. 


The Yak 1 had been under development prior to the invasion and by the end of 1941 500 aircraft were in service. Following this success the aircraft would go through the Yak-7 and Yak-9 variants.

In an attempt to wring the highest possible performance from the airframe, the bureau began a redesign, reducing both weight and drag. This new aircraft, christened Yak-3 was first encountered by the Germans during the Battle of Kursk in 1943 and from then on the Yak-3 remained one of the best fighters available to the USSR.  In total over 37,000 Yak fighters were produced during WWII.


Our LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT of only 50 COPIES has an image size of 14" x 10.5"

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