Jakowlew / Yakovlev Jak-23 / Yak-23

Fighter

Yakovlev Yak-23 Polish Air Force 16 1216 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Yakovlev Yak-23 is a single-engine single-seat jet fighter aircraft developed by the Soviet Design Bureau OKB Yakovlev.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelKlimov RD-500
Engine Power15,6 kN3507 lbf
Speed922 km/h498 kts
  573 mph
Service Ceiling14.000 m45.932 ft
Range500 km270 NM
311 mi.
Empty Weight2.200 kg4.850 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.300 kg7.275 lbs
Wing Span8,73 m28 ft 8 in
Wing Area13,5 m145 ft
Length8,33 m27 ft 4 in
Height3,30 m10 ft 10 in
First Flight08. Jul. 1947
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1949-1951
Total Production310
Developed fromJakowlew Jak-15 & Jak-17 / Yakovlev Yak-15 & Yak-17
NATO CodeFlora
Data for (Version)Yakovlev Yak-23UTI / Jakowlew Jak-23UTI

[Photo-ID: 10580] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Yakovlev Yak-23, Czechoslovak Air Force, HX-51, c/n 10101, Karsten Palt, 2014Yakovlev
Yak-23
Czechoslovak Air Force
Reg.: HX-51
c/n: 10101
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 11699] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Yakovlev Yak-23, Polish Air Force, 16, c/n 1216, Karsten Palt, 2015Yakovlev
Yak-23
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 16
c/n: 1216
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 11700] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Yakovlev Yak-23, Polish Air Force, 16, c/n 1216, Karsten Palt, 2015Yakovlev
Yak-23
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 16
c/n: 1216
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]