Is the Yak-38 still used?
The Soviet Navy retired the Yak-38 in 1991, coinciding with the fall of the USSR.
Can the Yak-38 go supersonic?
Supersonic performance would have implied many difficulties of development, and it was decided to initially develop a relatively simple aircraft limited to Mach 0.95. Although the Yak-38 and Yak-38M were developed from the land-based Yakovlev Yak-36, the aircraft had almost nothing in common.
What replaced the Yak-38?
With the Yak-38 line officially retired in 1991-1992, attempts to replace the series in the carrier-based VTOL role through the Tak-41 “Freestyle” and Yak-43 initiatives were unsuccessful – allowing the Yak-38 to keep its place in Soviet naval aviation history for the foreseeable future.
Did the Yak-38 see combat?
The Yak-38 did reportedly see some combat service. The Soviets deployed four Yaj-38s to be used from forwarding airfields on land for combat missions in Afghanistan in the 1980s.
Is the Yak-38 good in war thunder?
The Yak-38 is one of the most versatile aircraft in the Soviet tech tree as it has sufficient armament for all sorts of engagements: air-to-air, air-to-ground, air-to-sea. Thanks to its VTOL capabilities, it is able to achieve a “helicopter” playstyle if needed.
Does the Yak-38 have radar?
The most important differences between the Yak-38 and Sea Harrier aircraft lay in payload: the Yak-38 had no radar, limiting its potential as a fleet defense fighter.
How long does VTOL last mobile?
The Scorestreak reward is only available for a maximum of 55 seconds. It has 2 sets of flares, which means it requires 3 FHJ-18 AA or SMAW rockets to destroy it, or if the player is accurate enough, one RPG rocket is sufficient.
Is VTOL real?
Besides the ubiquitous helicopters, there are currently two types of VTOL aircraft in military service: tiltrotor aircraft, such as the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, and thrust-vectoring airplanes, such as the Harrier family and new F-35B Lightning II Joint strike Fighter (JSF).
Does the Yak-38 have a ballistic computer?
Besides the Kh-23M, the Yak-38 has access to bombs and rockets which can be used with the ballistic computer to make pinpoint accuracy attacks on enemy targets.
How do I stop VTOL?
The VTOL Jet can be shot down rather quickly by missiles, LMGs & even normal gunfire (A full LMG belt would do the trick). They can be a threat in smaller maps, but will be downed quickly in bigger maps from attacks that are out of its range.