Yatsenko I-28
Role Single-seat fighter
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Yatsenko OKB
Designer Vladmir Yatsenko
First flight 10 June 1939
Number built 7

The Yatsenko I-28 was a 1930s Soviet single-seat fighter designed by Vladmir Yatsenko and first flown in 1939.[1][2] The I-28 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of mixed construction powered by a 900 hp (671 kW) Tumansky M-87 radial piston engine.[1] It had an enclosed single-seat cockpit with a rearwards sliding canopy.[1] The wing had an inverted-gull shape to reduce the length of the retractable main landing legs.[1] The prototype was destroyed shortly after the first flight but an order was placed for 30 production aircraft.[1] Also ordered was a prototype of an attack version, the I-28Sh.[1] Although the first five production aircraft were completed the programme was cancelled in early 1940.[1]

Variants

I-28.1
First prototype powered by a Tumansky M-87A radial engine.[2]
I-28.2
Second prototype powered by a Tumansky M-87B radial engine.[2]
I-28
Production variant, canceled.[1]
I-28Sh
Proposed attack variant, not built.[1]

Specifications (I.28-2)

Data from [2]The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918

General characteristics

Performance

Armament
2x 12.7mm ShVAK machine gun in cowling

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era Polikarpov I-180

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Orbis 1985, p. 3116
  2. ^ a b c d Nemecek 1986, pp. 408-409

Bibliography

  • Nemecek, Vaclav (1986). The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918. London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218033-2.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.