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Russia to develop VTOL Plane for Aircraft Carrier ?
« on: July 20, 2017, 06:31:00 PM »
Russia’s Defense Ministry Discussing Development of VTOL Plane for Aircraft Carrier | Navy Recognition - 20 July 2017
The Yakovlev Design Bureau started developing the Yakovlev Yak-141 (Freestyle) multirole supersonic VTOL fighter jet in the mid-1970s.

The plane performed its first flight in 1987. The Yak-141 aircraft were planned to make part of the air wing of the heavy aircraft carriers, the Novorossiysk, Baku (the future ship Admiral Gorshkov), Tbilisi (currently known as the Admiral Kuznetsov), Riga (the future ship Varyag) and Ulyanovsk.

The Yak-141 plane landed on an aircraft carrier for the first time in 1991. The production of the aircraft was ceased in 2003.

Yakovlev Yak-141. Photo taken from