On September 22nd, 1970 the Soviet VTOL light strike aircraft Yak-38 performed its maiden flight — it was the first operational carrier-based VTOL fixed-wing aircraft in the Soviet Navy. It was designed especially for Project 1143 heavy aviation cruisers and served almost exclusively on them.
The Yak-38 is available for Golden Eagles and is here to stay!
When: From September 22nd (10:00 GMT).
About the aircraft
- The Yak-38 is a versatile aircraft that is great at attacking targets both in the air, on the ground, and in the sea, as it has access to powerful S-24B rockets, Kh-23M AGMs and R-60 AAMs. Its ability to perform vertical takeoff and landing opens up new tactical possibilities, and it reaches its max speed very quickly!