|Role||Fighter and attack aircraft.|
|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.