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Mongolian Yak-3
« on: December 21, 2013, 05:26:13 am »
Yefremov Aviation Ko-operative Yak-3
White 24, Mongolian Arat Fighter Escadrille
Personal mount of Combat Flight Leader Sainkhuu Yura
Odessa-East, Ukrainian Socialist Republic, August 1944



During the War Against Fascism, Mongolia contributed resources, food, troops and the Mongolian Arat Fighter Escadrille (MAFE) to the war against the European Axis powers. Because the Mongolian Socialist Republic had only a small air force and much of it was tied down defending the nation against possible Japanese or Chinese incursions, the Mongolian Arat Fighter Escadrille did not see action until April, 1944. At first it was equipped with Yak-9 fighters, but during the course of 1944 it re-equipped with the similar, but lighter and more agile Yak-3.





Combat Flight Leader Sainkhuu Yura was Mongolia's leading fighter ace during the War Against Fascism. A member of the Socialist Union's VVS from 1938, he scored his first kill in 1942. With the formation of the Mongolian Arat Fighter Escadrille, he transferred to join his national compatriots in December, 1943, with a score of 3 kills. More experienced in terms of flight hours than many of his Mongolian compatriots, he soon earned a reputation for his solid airmanship and by August, 1944, he had been credited with 9 kills. He went on to score a further 4 kills in Europe before returning home and flying in the August-September, 1945, offensive against Japan.


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Re: Mongolian Yak-3
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 06:15:52 am »
Now there's a nation I never expected to see represented in this GB, especially in this period.

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Re: Mongolian Yak-3
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 07:50:34 am »
Yes, very nice ! Almost looks like a racing aeroplane !

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Re: Mongolian Yak-3
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 08:05:53 am »
Pretty darned awesome that is!  :thumbsup:

Is that 'squaral' the Mongolian national emblem or a squadron marking?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Mongolian Yak-3
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 10:16:08 am »
That is a handsome bit of work!  :cheers:
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Re: Mongolian Yak-3
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 03:03:03 pm »
It's the Hobby Boss kit and I started work on it last Saturday and finished it the next morning. A quickie!

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Is that 'squaral' the Mongolian national emblem or a squadron marking?

It's the Mongolian national marking from the Airfix Il-2 kit. Bought the kit for the decals, really. If I build a Il-2, I'll get something else. The rockets are a bit duff , but I might use them as something like para-frag bombs with fuse extenders (maybe hanging from a Mongolian Spitfire IX vs Japan, August 1945 that I'm planning).

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Almost looks like a racing aeroplane !

As for looking like a racer, I'm currently working on an Iwo Jima-based RS Model P-51H that really does look like a racer.

Thank you for your kind words.
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