Re: USAF Access to Early Soviet Jet

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Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on January 13, 2024 at 8:27:29 PST:

In 1953 a Romanian Air Force Yakovlev Yak-23 jet fighter was acquired by the US Air Force and shipped to the US Air Force Test and Evaluation Center at Wright Field near Dayton, Ohio, from Yugoslavia for evaluation testing. A C-124 was used to haul the Yak-23 to the US, and the jet fighter was disassembled prior to being loaded into the transport aircraft.

After arriving at Wright Field, the Yakovlev Yak-23 was reassembled, painted in fake USAF markings, and flown at Wright Field eight times in November 1953 before being flown back to Europe.

Attached link: Purloined Yak

In Reply to: USAF Access to Early Soviet Jet posted by Duke on January 12, 2024 at 19:12:09 PST:


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