Yak 3 Fighter at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow

The Russians introduced the Yak 3 in early 1944, and it soon proved to be a match for German aircraft being used on the Eastern Front.

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This particular aircraft was recently built by the original manufacturer, but with an American engine instead of the original Russian Klimov engine.

It's a very nice little performer.