Yakovlev Yak-3 Fighter Aircraft "14th GvIAP VVS of the Baltic Fleet Semen For Sale

Yakovlev Yak-3 Fighter Aircraft
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Yakovlev Yak-3 Fighter Aircraft "14th GvIAP VVS of the Baltic Fleet Semen:
$46.87

Brand new 1/72 scale diecast airplane model of Yakovlev Yak-3 Fighter Aircraft "14th GvIAP, VVS of the Baltic Fleet, Semen Rogovoy" Soviet Air Force (1944) "Planes of World War II" Series die cast model by Luppa. Brand new box. Detailed exterior. True-to-scale detail. Comes with a display stand. This model does not have any openings. Made of diecast metal with some plastic parts. Dimensions approximately L-4.75, Wingspan-5 inches. Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel. HISTORY ASPECTS:The Yakovlev Yak-3, one of the most iconic fighters of the Soviet Air Force (VVS) during World War II, played a crucial role in the air battles on the Eastern Front. The aircraft, piloted by skilled aviators like Semen Rogovoy of the 14th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (GvIAP) of the VVS of the Baltic Fleet, was renowned for its agility, speed, and formidable combat performance. The Yak-3 was introduced in 1944, and its design prioritized simplicity and effectiveness, making it a formidable opponent against the Luftwaffe.Semen Rogovoy, a distinguished pilot, flew the Yak-3 during several key operations in 1944, a pivotal year for the Soviet Union as it pushed back German forces. The Yak-3's lightweight structure, combined with a powerful engine, allowed Rogovoy and his comrades to execute swift and decisive attacks against enemy aircraft. The 14th GvIAP, operating from various airfields in the Baltic region, utilized the Yak-3 to establish air superiority, supporting ground forces and defending strategic locations from German air raids.One of the most significant contributions of the Yak-3 and its pilots like Rogovoy was during the Soviet offensive operations in the Baltic states. The Yak-3 excelled in dogfights, often outmaneuvering German fighters such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Its impressive combat record and reliability made it a favorite among Soviet pilots, and it played a crucial role in securing Soviet victories in the air, which were essential for the success of ground operations.This 1:72 scale model captures the essence of this legendary fighter aircraft. The replica showcases the distinctive markings and details that made the Yak-3 a standout aircraft of its time. It is an excellent addition for collectors and history enthusiasts.


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