Yak-10 family of light aircraft by A.S.Yakovlev (NATO 'Crow')

igh wing liaison/commuter aircraft with 5-cylinder radial engine. Yak-10 (project stage designation - Yak-14) was a development of pre-War AIR-5, AIR-6 and AIR-6A with 4-seat cabin. Fuselage frame - steel tubes, wing - wood, all skin - fabric. Construction was light enough to lift pilot and three passenger with 10kg luggage.
Aircraft was ready in January 1945 and passed the trials in June 1945. Performance was found good, handling and service - easy. Series production followed, some Yak-10 were built in Yak-10V variant. Vyvosnoj (trainer) variant had dual set of controls.
In 1946 more powerful M-11FR was installed. Performance got even better. Yak-10G (Gidroplane, Hydroplane) on AIR-6-type floats was built. Performance was poor, trials were not finished.
In 1947 paramedic Yak-10S 'Sanitarnyj' entered production with large triangular on port side. Aircraft weight was not changed, and 1 or 2 patients on stretchers could be accommodate with one medical personal. In February Yak-10 was installed on skis (wooden with metal kingpost, made in Canada). Despite skis were quite lightweight (20.25kg each of two main and 1.93kg the tail one) performance was found intolerably harmed due to badly degraded airdynamic. Ski-mount Yak-10 could operate only well prepared snow-covered fields, what made it unacceptable for rural areas.
About 40(?) were built.

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  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.2 p.333-334;
  • Yak-10, Yakovlev
  • Technical data
    Type Yak-10 Yak-10 on skis
    Function Liaison, commuter transport
    Year 1945 1946 1947
    Crew 1 1 1
    Engines 1*145hp M-11FM 1*160hp M-11FR
    Length 8.45m
    Wingspan 12.0m
    Wing area 22.0m2
    Empty weight 792kg 820kg 812kg
    Loaded weight (2 or 3 passengers) 1150/1230kg 1170/1250kg 1170kg
    Wing load 52/56kg/m2 53/57kg/m2 53kg/m2
    Power load 7.9/8.5kg/hp 7.3/7.8kg/hp 7.3kg/hp
    Speed at 0m 200km/h 206km/h 195km/h
    Landing Speed 79/84km/h 73km/h ?km/h
    Landing Roll 280/300m 93m ?m
    Takeoff Roll 260/340m 228m 350m
    Range 576km 605km 350km
    Flight Endurance ?h ?h 3h
    Ceiling 3400m 3500m 2550m
    1000m 5.5min 5.5min 9.5min
    Fuel+Oil 94+14kg
    Seats 2 or 3 2 or 3 2
    Cargo 10kg
    Created December 12, 1996
    Modified February 22, 1999 by
    by Alexandre Savine
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