Yak-7b or Yak-9 Vorozheikin ?

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  1. le_steph40

    le_steph40 Well-Known Member

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    #1 le_steph40, Feb 21, 2016
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    Hello,

    I hope to be in the right place for this thread, I hesited with Aviation and/or technicals...

    I think most of you knows this photo. It describes a Yak-7B flown by Vorozheikin late 1943
    Voroz.JPG

    But I have a terrible doubt, I wonder if this is not a Yak-9 because of the small vent under the exhausts on the left side of the nose and the shape of the propeller spinner.
    Can anyone confirm if it's a Yak-9 or a Yak-7b?
    Another question regarding camo-scheme : AMT4-6 & 7 or AMT11-12 & 7 ?
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    TIA, cheers
    Steph.
     
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    #2 fubar57, Feb 21, 2016
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    Lovely land mine you stepped in Steph. Until Wojtek steps in, I see the small vent on the first production Yak-9 up to the Yak-9D. The bumps(?) in front of the windscreen are also there on these variants and disappear on the later variants as well. I don't see them on the Yak-7B drawings in the AJ Press book, "Jak-7 Jak-9". I'll keep looking.


    Geo

    EDIT: I found the same photo as your top photo in the above mentioned book and it says " somehow this image is awful, but the Yak-9d is an interesting modification - the rear view mirror in cabin"
     
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