Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Yak 3 at Flying Legends.

(photographer Mark Vogelgesang)

Chris Vogelgesang will be bringing his Yak-3, "White 100" to Flying Legends, pilot for the event will be Mark Jefferies the well known nine times and current British aerobatic champion.

The paint scheme of “White-100” is based on a Yak-3 that was part of 402 IAP (regiment). The 402 was formed in 1941 and was staffed largely with very experienced test pilots drawn from the Scientific Testing Institute of the Air Force (VVS). During the summer of 1944 the 402 IAP received brand new Yak-3 aircraft and went into action in the Vistula-Oder and East Pommerania regions in the autumn. The 402 was at the VVS spearhead of operations in the battle over Berlin, and fought very hard and with distinction in this campaign.

1 comment:

Selena said...

Yak-3 is one of my favourites. Great plane.

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