Yak 52


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Image from the 2016 Old Buckenham Air Show. The Yak 52 gave a tremendous display showing how agile it is with its many tight turns.

When the Russian Air Force wanted to train pilots for its legendary Migs, it needed an incredibly capable aircraft to teach the art of aerobatics and high speed manoeuvres. The answer, in 1976, was the Yak (short for Yakovlev) 52. This exceptionally strong aircraft was so good, it's still in use today as a trainer for military and civilian pilots. 360hp, 223 mph top speed and 340 mile range make it a very capable machine for flying into short airfields, but its aerobatic abilities are the stuff of legend.
02/08/2016 - 19:26malcolm leader
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ISO200
Focal Length300mm
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TagsYak 52

Ellida

Link Posted 02/08/2016 - 19:53
Excellent capture, there has to be some movement blur on the prop to make it look right. And you've caught that well.
Graham

GIULIO57

Link Posted 02/08/2016 - 19:57
Like
PPG

malfis

Link Posted 02/08/2016 - 21:36
A pal of mine had a share in a YAK. He took me up with him to do some aerobatics - fantastic. What a manouevreable aircraft!
Nice shot by the way.
Lots of gear - but not a lot of idea!

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 02/08/2016 - 21:52
Very nice shot...well captured.

Karlo

Wildwood512

Link Posted 02/08/2016 - 23:09
Great capture!!!!!!
Cheers...Donna 😊

davidwozhere

Link Posted 02/08/2016 - 23:10
Thank you for the explanation too -- as well as appreciating a nice picture I now KNOW something new as well.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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