|National origin||Soviet Union|
|Developed from||Yakovlev AIR-6|
Design and development
In the late 1940s the Soviet forces had a need for a light liaison aircraft that was smaller than the Antonov An-2. The company derived two four-seat aircraft with wooden wings and metal fuselages, from the earlier AIR-6. The Yak-10, a high-wing strut-braced monoplane with fixed landing gear and the Yak-13 a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a manually retractable landing gear. Both aircraft were powered by a 145 hp M-11MF radial engine. After tests in 1945, the Yak-10 was awarded a production contract for 40 aircraft, despite unimpressive performance. The company built a number of different variants but soon produced an improved design, the Yak-12, which, although of similar layout, was not a derivative of the Yak-10.
The Yak-10 only entered limited production before it was replaced by the superior Yakovlev Yak-12, and although the Yak-13 proved to be superior to the original Yak-10, production was not carried out.
- Strut-braced high-wing monoplane powered by a Shvetsov M-11MF radial engine.
- Floatplane variant with twin floats.
- Ambulance variant with room for one stretcher.
- Dual control.
- Low-wing monoplane derivative, using an almost identical fuselage and Shvetsov M-11MF engine installation, with a cantilevered wooden low wing for direct comparison with the Yak-10. One built.
Data from The Osprey Encyclopaedia of Russian Aircraft 1875 – 1995
- Crew: one
- Capacity: three passengers
- Length: 8.45 m (27 ft 8⅝ in)
- Wingspan: 12.0 m (39 ft 4½ in)
- Wing area: 22.0 m2 (237 ft2)
- Empty weight: 820 kg (1,808 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,250 kg (2,756 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Shvetsov M-11FR radial engine, 119 kW (160 hp)
- Maximum speed: 206 km/h (128 mph)
- Range: 605 km (376 miles)
- Service ceiling: 3,500 m (11,480 ft)
- Rate of climb: 3.0 m/s (600 ft/min)
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- Gunston 1995, pp. 468-469
- Vaclav 1986, p. 303
- Gunston 1995, p. 472
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