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PF_Coastie
09-25-2005, 09:42 AM
Hey guys,

I thought this may interest some of you. I could not find anything on the net about it so I scanned the article from the local paper.

Amazing job by the pilot here, with some very quick thinking.

Looks like she will fly again! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://phantomfighters.nrgservers.net/Coastie%20Pics/yak.jpg

http://phantomfighters.nrgservers.net/Coastie%20Pics/yak3.jpg

VW-IceFire
09-25-2005, 09:50 AM
Well thats a real shame! I hope they can fix her up.

The Yak-3M is the version that Yakolev has built recently for airshow purposes yes? So its essentially a new build Yak-3 with Allison engine?

HayateAce
09-25-2005, 10:37 AM
"This was the Soviet's top-notch fighter," Nalls said. "It was devastating to the Germans."

Not so in 4.01, since it has been ruined.

TheGozr
09-25-2005, 10:43 AM
yes, Great job and safely.

TOP notch was the Yak9U as well.

Actualy like many have a false idea of the yak9K ( as well in this sims ) it was use with out their cannon and was a top knotch it had something very special that actualy set for newer yaks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Kuna15
09-25-2005, 10:57 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Shultz did a good job - nerves of steel. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

mynameisroland
09-25-2005, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by HayateAce:
"This was the Soviet's top-notch fighter," Nalls said. "It was devastating to the Germans."

Not so in 4.01, since it has been ruined.

Thanks for your useless whine input backed up by no data. I know many pilots who are great in the Yak 3/9U and even if I fly one and its one on one no German AC can beat it if you have altitude advantage.

WWSensei
09-25-2005, 12:28 PM
Well, of all places to crash land he couldn't have picked a much better one. Located less than 30 miles away is The Fighter Factory...a group of mechanics who specialize in WW2 era aircraft. They have a whole slew of WW2 aircraft including several Russian ones.

PF_Coastie
09-25-2005, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by WWSensei:
Well, of all places to crash land he couldn't have picked a much better one. Located less than 30 miles away is The Fighter Factory...a group of mechanics who specialize in WW2 era aircraft. They have a whole slew of WW2 aircraft including several Russian ones.

Yeah, Its funny Sensei, I live 20min from there and have never been there. I really have to get my butt down there someday.

T_O_A_D
09-25-2005, 03:04 PM
What a shame, to of had a problem with it. But am pleased to see no one was injured. It looks like a beatiful plane. One the most eye apealing Russian plnae we have in game for sure IMO.

p1ngu666
09-25-2005, 03:12 PM
yep, yaks are nice looking fighters, like the mig3 aswell http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

-HH- Beebop
09-25-2005, 04:15 PM
Kudos to Jack Schultz.
First, for making sure no one else was hurt.
Second, for saving his own life.
Third, for an exceptional job in saving an historical aircraft. It sounds like it will fly again.

With the recent losses of flyable WWII aircraft and their crews this story has a much happier ending.

wayno7777
09-25-2005, 08:07 PM
What BeeBop said and thanks for sharing.....

Enforcer572005
09-25-2005, 09:16 PM
yes icefire, its the alison powered one, built in a plant next to the SU-27 line i believe.

Despite what the article says, it is mostly new build, as they dug up the tooling and put it to good use. there were none of the original engines availible, so they used the alison, which was similiar.

he said it would definitely be repaired. the same thing happened to one of the new build oscars that had a gear collapse recently, as it being repaired to.

and no, there were NOT 42000 of them made. I dont even think that all yak variants combined would be near that many.

LeadSpitter_
09-26-2005, 11:43 AM
http://media.bestprices.com/content/dvd/30/230730.jpg

JarheadEd
09-26-2005, 05:17 PM
What a shame. I'm just glad no one was hurt.
I saw that same aircraft do his flight demo here at the NAS Patuxent River airshow just a few weeks ago. It was dead sexy.