Yak-25RV, A.S.Yakovlev 'Mandrake'
High altitude reconnaissance (so 'RV' for Razvedchick Vysotnyj) version of the Yak-25. Project of this unarmed aircraft started in 1957. Yak-25RV got a new straight wing, having a span of 23.4m (more than twice compared to the predecessor) and area 55m2. As a result, the wing load turned less than for piston-engined Yak-3 fighter.
|Speed at ?m||850km/h|
|Speed at 21000m||M=0.82|