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Yak-28 Brewer

The Yak -28 first entered service in the early 1960s. Four variants saw extensive: the Yak-28 attack version, the Yak-28P Firebar all-weather interceptor, the Yak-28R multi-sensor reconnaissance aircraft, and the Yak-28U dual control trainer. The Yak-28P Firebar interceptor was withdrawn in the 1980s.

The wings are high-mounted, swept-back, and untapered from the engines to the large blunt tips. The wings have wide roots. There are two turbojet engines in pods under the wings. The pods extend well beyond the wings’ leading and trailing edges. The fuselage is long with pointed, glazed nose and is tapered to the rear section. There is a bubble canopy and a belly fin under the rear section. The tail fin is swept-back and tapered with a blunt tip. The tail flats are mid-mounted on the tail fin, swept-back, and tapered with blunt tips.


Country of Origin CIS (formerly USSR)
Similar Aircraft Il-28 Beagle
Crew Two
  • fighter-bomber
  • reconnaissance
  • EW Jammer - Yak-28 Brewer E
  • Armament
  • bombs
  • cannons
  • rockets
  • Length 70 ft (21.36 m)
    Span 41 ft (12.06 m)
    Ceiling 16750 meters
    Cruise range 755 nm
    In-Flight Refueling No
    Internal Fuel 8500 kg
    Sensors Mushroom radar, ESM, Basic bombsight
    Drop Tanks 1000 L slipper tank with 799kg of fuel for 53nm range
    Armament 2 Chaff rocket pods or AS-9
    User Country
  • CIS
  • Ukraine
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