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Yakolev Yak-36 '36 yellow'

The Yak-36 first flew in 1963 and was designed as a technology demonstrator for a VTOL aircraft. Four were built, although one was used only for ground tests, and a second was used purely for take-off and landing research.

It was twin-engined using vectored thrust to transit from vertical to horizontal flight.

The type was given the NATO codename 'Freehand'.

This sole survivor is reported as being the second aircraft, c/n 35, however the situation is unclear.

On display at the Russian Air Force Museum.

Monino, Russia.

13-8-2012

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Taken on August 13, 2012