Yakovlev/Aermacchi Yak/AEM 130D (RA-43130)

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Description: The Yakovlev Aermacchi Yak/Aem 130 was an Italian-Russian trainer aircraft made in cooperation between the Italian company Aermacchi and two Russian companies, Yakovlev and Sokol. The project started back in 1991, when the Russian Air Force started a competition for a new generation of trainers. The two main companies that were taking part in the competition were Mikoyan and Yakovlev. The Italian company Aermacchi, which, like Yakovlev, was projecting a replacement for the Italian Air Force MB339 fleet, was very interested in the Yakovlev project and joined the Russian company in 1992. The aircraft was named Yakovlev Aermacchi Yak/Aem 130. In 1996, the first (and only) prototype of the Yak/Aem 130 made its first flight. The first tests were made in Russia, but soon the aircraft was brought to Italy for the following years to undergo all the needed tests and integration. The first economical boost to the project was in February 1996, when the Russian Air Force declared the Yak/Aem 130 the winner of the competition and ordered a total of 200 units. By October 1998, the project was mainly Italian-led, since Aermacchi was the biggest financial supporter and held 50% of the project. The two other Russian companies had approximately 25% each, and they were lacking the necessary funds. At the end of 2001, the two Russian companies dropped the project for lack of financial support, and the three company continued in separate ways (Yak and Sokol made the Yak130 as we know it today, and Aermacchi started the M346). After the beginning of the project, only one aircraft was made, the RA-43130. After it’s first flight, the aircraft made various test In Italy and Russia with Italian and Russian pilots. The aircraft was not demolished, but it seems that it still survives at the Monino Central Air Force Museum in Russia. This aircraft was also never operated by any country’s air force.

Why it should be in the game: It will bring to both Italian and Russian tree an unique aircraft that could be put before the Yak130/M346 of both tree’s attacker line. It will also be a very important aircraft in terms of history, since it’s one of the very few collaborations between Russia and Italy.

Specifications

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Wing span - 9.72 m
Aircraft length - 11.49 m
Aircraft height - 4.76 m Wing
area - 23.52 sq.m
Weight, kg

  • empty aircraft - 4500
  • normal take-off - 6350
  • maximum take-off — 9000
    Fuel, kg
  • internal fuel — 850-1750
  • PTB — 600
    Engine type — 2 TRD RD-35 (2 Povazske Strojarne DV-2S)
    Thrust — 2 x 2200 kgf
    Maximum speed — 1000 km/h
    Practical range — 1850 km
    Combat radius - 1315 km
    Service ceiling - 12500 m
    Take-off run - 330 m
    Run length - 530 m
    Crew - 2 people

Weapons

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Gun Pod
4x Gsh23L 23 mm cannon
Air to air missiles
2x R60MK
2x R73
Air To Ground missiles
4x KH59E
4x KH31A anty ship missiles
Unguided Bombs
4x FAB250
Unguided Rokets
80x SK8
20x S13OF
Drops Tanks
4x Drop Tanks

Sources

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296, YAK / AEM 130, Aer Macchi, 349, Jet Trainer, airplane, plane, aircraft Images, Photography, Stock Pictures, Archives, Fine Art Prints
M-346 Master Advanced Fighter Trainer | Thai Military and Asian Region
Yakovlev Yak-130 - school, trainer
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Italy/Russia agree on Yak-130 | News | Flight Global
Як-130 - общий каталог современной авиации
RA-43130 | Yakovlev Yak-130 | Yakovlev Design Bureau | Sebastian Sowa | JetPhotos
Aermacchi M-346 Aircraft Flight Manual - Prototype Aircraft ( English Language ) - Aircraft Reports - Aircraft Manuals - Aircraft Helicopter Engines Propellers Blueprints Publications
Military Aircraft Directory Part 2 | News | Flight Global
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Yakovlev Aermacchi AEM-130 | Yakovlev Aermacchi AEM-130 Prot… | Flickr
Market report - Trainer futures | News | Flight Global

Pictures

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The clearly visible differences between Yak/Aem 130 and Yak130
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the Yak/Aem 130 at the Monino museum

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another clear difference between Yak/Aem 130 wings compared to M346
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That thing looks cursed +1

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+1, for Russia. In the Russian tree it could serve as a gap filler between the Yak-38M and Yak-141 at rank 7, it could sit at 11.0/11.3 with a pair of R-73’s (similar to the Su-25T/BM/39)

As for Italy, wouldn’t the M-346 Master be the version of this design that ultimately entered service in Italy and other West-aligned nations? It would work well in the same line as the AMX A-11

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+1 for both Russia (TT) and Italy (Squadron) since it is a joint Russo-Italian venture that went into their own separate ways. I say that Russia should be a TT since there is a gap inbetween the Yak 38M & Yak-141 while Italy has a lot more domestic aircraft that can fill it’s role but it could be still added to add some variety in terms of armament loadouts

Both Aermacchi and Yakovlev worked on the Yak-130 prototype, the M-346 came a little bit later when the venture fell apart. If it was added to the Italian TT it would be in the same line as the AMX A-11 though i’ll say at least after the A-11A since the production M-346 can use AIM-9M’s if i recall correctly which the A-11A cannot

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For the role You are describing there Is the normal Yak130. This One was the protype, made by Both country, operated by Both country, and unique compared to Both M346 and Yak130. It could work well in Both tt before the M346 in the Italian tree and before the Yak130 in the Russian tree.

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You are right, but Both AMX A11A and B can use Aim9L/I1 (M equivalent)

+1. Hopefully we will see this and the Yak 131 oneday. Yak 131 is supposed to replace Russia’s Su25 fleet. Yak 131:
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+1 for Italy

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+1 for both, no reason both couldn’t have it, and if Russia gets it, it means it won’t be a suffer plane like it would if it was Italian only

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+1 for both the Yak-130 and Yak-131. The Yakovlev line doesn’t end with the Yak-141.

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+1 yes for italy to all versions, rus doesnt need it

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Sounds like a really fun 11.3 premium, with the dedicated attack variant Yak-131 as TT!

Edit: the production versions. Not prototypes. Neither nation should receive prototypes.

Italy should get M-346FA and FT as their equivalents.

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Not how that works chief

Also +1 for USSR and Italy, would make for good 11.3 attackers.

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I’d rather just see the Yak-130 and M.346 in their respective trees

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russia needs a better attack aircraft than the Su-25 that was more comfortable with precision-guided weapons! +1 for russia.i suggest it has no r73 but r60m and be placed at 10.0 or 10.3, between yak38 and yak141.

Big +1. There are only a handful of vehicles that would serve in different trees and all be welcomed. Russia could have an alternative that is more flexible to the SU-25T, Italy as a low speed alternative to Tornado1995, and something neat for Israel too.

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Would be a great italian squadron vehicle aswell as a good techtree plane for USSR

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Wait, how does Israel play into this?

M-346 is the major LIFT of Israel.