Yakovlev Yak-11

Yakovlev Yak-11

infobox Aircraft
name =Yak-11
type =Training aircraft
manufacturer =Yakovlev, Let

caption =
designer =
first flight = 10 November 1945
introduced = 1946
retired = 1962
status =
primary user =Soviet Air Force
more users =
produced =
number built =4,566
unit cost =
variants with their own articles =

The Yakovlev Yak-11 (NATO reporting name: "Moose", Russian: Як-11) was a trainer aircraft used by the Soviet Air Force and other Soviet-influenced air forces from 1947 until 1962.


The Yak-11 design was based in large part on the successful Yak-3 fighter; it became the Soviet Air Force's most widely used trainer aircraft and has sometimes been equated in importance with the T-6 Texan. The first prototype flew on 10 November 1945; the aircraft entered service in 1946. In total, 3,859 aircraft were produced between 1947 and 1956. From 1953, an additional 707 were licence-built by Let in Czechoslovakia under the name LET C-11. Both Yak-11 and C-11 were used in all Warsaw Pact countries, as well as many African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries, such as Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Hungary, Poland, North Korea, Romania, Somalia, Soviet Union, Syria, Vietnam, Yemen and Austria.

In 1958, the Yak-11 was to be replaced by the tricycle-geared Yak-11U which was intended as a trainer for jet pilots. However, the U variant was only produced in small numbers, and the Yak-11 remained in service with the VVS until 1962.

Due to its Yak-3 lineage, the Yak-11 has recently seen widespread popularity among warbird enthusiasts. versions of the Yak-11 can be frequently seen at air races. About 120 Yak-11s remain in airworthy condition.


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* 14 received by the Royal Afghan Air Force from 1958. None remain in service since 1999.; ALB
* Albanian Air Force - 4; DZA; AUT; BUL; CHN; CZS; DDR; EGY; IRQ; HUN; PRK; POL; ROM; SOM; USSR; SYR; VIE; YEM


Mixed construction (metal and wood) trainer plane. 7 cylinder radial engine with two-blade fixed propeller. Conventional retractable landing gear with fixed tailwheel.

pecifications (Yak-11)

aircraft specifications

plane or copter?=plane
jet or prop?=prop
crew=Two - student and instructor
length main=8.50 m
length alt=27 ft 10 in
span main=9.4 m
span alt=30 ft 10 in
height main=3.28 m
height alt=10 ft 5 in
area main=15.40 m²
area alt=166 ft²
empty weight main=1,900 kg
empty weight alt=4,189 lb
loaded weight main= kg
loaded weight alt= lb
max takeoff weight main=2,440 kg
max takeoff weight alt=5,379 lb
engine (prop)=Shvetsov ASh-21
type of prop= air-cooled radial piston engine
number of props=1
power main=425 kW
power alt=570 hp

max speed main=460 km/h
max speed alt=289 mph
cruise speed main=370 km/h
cruise speed alt=230 mph
range main=1250 km
range alt=795 miles
ceiling main=7,100 m
ceiling alt=23,295 ft
climb rate main=8.1 m/s
climb rate alt=1,600 ft/min
loading main=161 kg/m²
loading alt=32.9 lb/ft²
power/mass main= 0.17 kW/kg
power/mass alt= 0.10 hp/lb

*1x nose-mounted machine gun, either 12.7 mm UBS or 7.62 mm ShKAS
*up to 200 kg (440 lb) of bombs on two underwing racks

ee also

*Yakovlev Yak-3

similar aircraft=
*T-6 Texan -
*PZL TS-8 Bies



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