Single-seat jet fighter, a derivative of the
Yak-19. It also had a straight laminar-flow wing, but the airfoil was
different, with a thickness of 9% instead of 12%. The tail surfaces were swept back (49o all).
Pressurized cockpit with bulletproof 57mm windshield. Ejectable seat with 8mm back armour.
Automatic airbrakes (under the tailfin) deployed automatically at critical speed.
Yak-25 was flight trials started on October 31, 1947 and continued until
July 3, 1948. Test pilot - S.N.Anokhin. Fighter
had pleasant handling and good maneuverability. Abandoned in favor of MiG-15
which had more advanced layout and more powerful engine.
Two were built, designation later used for the Yak-25 'Flashlight';