Yak-23, A.S.Yakovlev 'Flora'

Bulgarian AF Yak-23 (60k) from Ned Avejic collection

straightforward development of the Yak-15/Yak-17 series. 'Flora' could claim little technological advance (as most of Yakovlev's planes - A.S.), but its handling was highly praised and climb was excellent (as most of A.S.Yakovlev's fighters also...). It used the wing of the Yak-19.
Czechoslovak Yak-23 (100k) from Roy Cochrun's roulette - he puts new photos there every month!

310 were built before introduction of the MiG-15 put an end of the straight wing fighters era.
More links...
  • Yak-23 at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • Yak-23, Yakovlev 'Flora'

  • "OKB MiG - a history of the design bureau and its aircraft" by Piotr Butowski and Jay Miller, p60;
  • Technical data
    Type Yak-23
    Function fighter
    Year 1948
    Crew 1
    Engines 1*RD-500
    Speed 975km/h
    Ceiling 14800m
    Range 1400km
    Modified January 25, 1996
    by Alexandre Savine;
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