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radfordc

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Found this on YT. Anyone know anything about it?




 
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Remember that the original Yak-3 was small compared with WALLIED fighters. Yak-3 had a wing span of 30 feet 2 inches (9.2 meters) and a maximum take-off weight of only 5,946 pounds (2,697 kg). Yak achieved its great performance by wrapping the smallest possible airframe around it 1,200 hp. Klimov engine ... developed from a French Hispano-Suiza Y12.
Compare this with an American P-51D with a wing span of 37 feet (11 meters) and a maximum take-off weight of 12,100 pounds (5,488 kg). It's Packard merlin engine made more like 1,500 hp.
 

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Remember that the original Yak-3 was small compared with WALLIED fighters. Yak-3 had a wing span of 30 feet 2 inches (9.2 meters) and a maximum take-off weight of only 5,946 pounds (2,697 kg). Yak achieved its great performance by wrapping the smallest possible airframe around it 1,200 hp. Klimov engine ... developed from a French Hispano-Suiza Y12.
Compare this with an American P-51D with a wing span of 37 feet (11 meters) and a maximum take-off weight of 12,100 pounds (5,488 kg). It's Packard merlin engine made more like 1,500 hp.
1290 hp.


P-39 was 1200 hp.

 
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