I used one of the two sets of numbers which came with the kit, but binned the red stars (the printing was somewhat vague...) and replaced them with some I had in stock.
Monday, 12 December 2011
The YAK-15 is now complete and has begun it's glittering career as a dust gatherer on a shelf. It was a kit I build for the sake of doing so as I think it is an interesting aeroplane. One of the earlier postwar (1946) jet aircraft, it is basically a YAK-3 airframe with the piston engine replaced with a copy of a Junkers Jumo 004 jet engine. Although this sounds (and looks) like a bit of a lash-up, given that the YAK-3 was a pretty good aircraft and that the 004 was the engine used in the Me-262 it could all have been a lot worse.