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Yak-44E AEW Aircraft

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The Yakovlev Yak-44 (Russian: ??-44) was a proposed twin-turboprop Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft, resembling the United States Navy's E-2 Hawkeye, intended for use with the Soviet Navy's Ulyanovsk class supercarriers. Along with the aircraft carrier it would have flown from, the Yak-44 was cancelled after the demise of the Soviet Union. A full-scale mockup with foldable wings was built.

The basic layout and size of the final Yak-44E design was similar to that of the Grumman E-2C which operated in the same role from American aircraft carriers, being a twin-engined high-wing monoplane with a rotating radar dome (rotodome) above the aircraft's fuselage. The Yak-44 was designed to carry much more fuel, and was therefore far heavier.[2][3] The engines were to be two Progress D-27 propfans rated at 14,000 ehp (10,290 kW) each, driving contra-rotating propellers. The crew of five were to be accommodated in a pressurized fuselage, while the aircraft's rotodome, carrying a NPO Vega pulse-doppler radar could be retracted to reduce the aircraft's height when stowed below decks in the carrier's hangar. The aircraft's wings also folded upwards, while a twin tail was fitted.


AT1:Arresting Hook

AT5:Fold the wings

This aircraft is prepared for my future project

Have Fun!!!


General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +59 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 35.9ft (10.9m)
  • Length 57.5ft (17.5m)
  • Height 17.8ft (5.4m)
  • Empty Weight 23,954lbs (10,865kg)
  • Loaded Weight 28,386lbs (12,875kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 5.937
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.704
  • Wing Loading 19.1lbs/ft2 (93.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,489.8ft2 (138.4m2)
  • Drag Points 1867


  • Number of Parts 503
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 2,416
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    hmm 🤔 this is RAD!! ima download it!

    1.8 years ago
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    I will put a second comment here...

    I seeing this aircraft in some Soviet carrier magazine, god the propeller looks scary

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    5,015 epicfard

    no one commented so i will just gonna leave a comment in here

    +5 1.8 years ago