Yak-25. A soviet combat interceptor from 1952. The first Soviet interceptor with radars in a series. Flight range – 2010 km, max. speed – 1090 km/h

The Yakovlev Yak-25 (NATO designation Flashlight-A/Mandrake) was a swept wing, turbojet-powered interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft built by Yakovlev and used by the Soviet Union.

The Yak-25 originated from a need for long-range Interceptor aircraft to protect the USSR’s northern and eastern territory. The specification for a two-seat, twin-engine jet fighter and a related reconnaissance aircraft was issued by Joseph Stalin on 6 August 1951.

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