Thanks to today's update we now know the series number for the Yak-7B. Its a Yak-7B Series 36. I've spent some time trying to dig up Yak-7B series numbers to no avail. So I'm curious if anyone else has any resources out there on what specifically we're getting.
I'm assuming and hoping this variant has the VK-105PF engine in it. It's clearly the version with the original canopy and the heavier firepower with twin machine guns and cannon.
We also don't know yet what options will be available here. Rockets, bombs, 37mm cannon?
I do not think they will give us the 37 mm cannon, because in the original plane it was incorporated after some modifications, like moving the cockpit back and others, so the aspect of the plane is slightly different.
Bellow I copy an excerpt relative to the subject from http://www.airvector.../avyak1.html#m4
A small batch of Yak-7Bs was built in the spring and summer of 1942 for evaluation with the ShVAK 20-millimeter cannon replaced by the NS-37 37-millimeter cannon. These machines were designated "Yak-7-37". The rear cockpit was eliminated and the pilot's cockpit moved back to accommodate the cannon, and a number of other small changes were made. The cannon was reliable and effective, and the evaluation led to use of the weapon in the Yak-9, discussed below.
But it will be great if they give us the 7-37 as well
Edited by Tag777, 20 April 2017 - 15:25.