the sewing machine

Yakovlev Yak-18 – training aircraft from former Soviet Union, another foo-shmoo taken during aviation picnic in Krakow.

Yak-18 SP-YYY Polish Aviation Museum

Protruding gear prevented damages when forgetful students forgot to lower gear before landing.

Jak-18 SP-YYY Muzeum Lotnictwa w Krakowie

Five cylinder radial engine M-11FR and twin baled propeller makes that Yak-18 sounds like flying sewing machine.

Yakovlev Yak-18 from Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow

Yak-18 was used in Polish Air Force in 50’s and 60’s, then it was replaced by polish TS-8 “Bies”.


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