Yakovlev Yak-38

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Yakovlev Yak-38
Yakovlev Yak-38
Role Fighter and attack aircraft.
National origin USSR
Manufacturer Yakovlev
First flight 1971
Introduction 1976
Status Out of service
Primary user Soviet Navy.
Number built 271 examples

The Yakovlev Yak-38 is a Soviet military single-turbojet aircraft. It was designed and built as a fighter aircraft. It was also used as attack aircraft. The Soviet Navy was the only operator. The aircraft is a vertical take-off & landing aircraft. It was retired from service in 1993. NATO called it Forger.

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