Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Yakovlev Yak-23 (S-101) in Czech Markings

Untitled 33Yak-23_1 The Yak-23, known as Flora, was a development of the earlier Yak-15 and Yak-17 fighters. The Yak-23 used a Soviet copy of the British Rolls-Royce Derwent V turbojet engine. A small number of Yak-23’s were exported to Czechoslovakia beginning in 1949 and named S-101. B&W photo credit: Zdenek Cizinsky. Color photo credit: Global Aircraft. HX-51 is preserved at the Prague Kbely Aviation Museum, Czech Republic.

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