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Yak
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Unit
Affiliation

USSR

Role

Anti-infantry fighter

Armament

Twin machine-guns

Tier

2

Tech level

3

Properties
Hit points

60

Armour type

Light

Production
Cost

$800

Produced by

Airfield

Combat
Ground attack

40 (SA)

Cooldown

3

Air speed

16

Attack range

5

Sight range

0

The Yak is an attack plane used by the Soviets during the Second World War.

Background[edit | edit source]

Sometimes called the “Infantry Eraser”, the Yak fires in strafing runs, swooping down on groups of marching infantry, potentially destroying them all in a single run. The Yak is not that fast, making it an easy target for Allied Rocket Soldiers – those that actually survive the first strafing run. After the war the Yak was not seen afterwards.[1]

In-game[edit | edit source]

Slower and less armored than a MiG, the Yak is armed with machine guns to take out infantry. They're also great for clearing mine fields - simply force-fire on a section of ground, and the Yak will destroy any mines in the area. The Yak has to be reloaded at an airfield after they attack.

As is the case with all flying units, AA Guns, SAM sites and Rocket soldiers should be taken out before sending Yaks.

Using Heavy tanks as a distraction when using Yaks to attack other buildings is a good idea since the Heavy tanks will attack the defensive units and keep them occupied while the Yaks attack all the outside buildings. Note that while Heavy tanks can be used to destroy an AA Gun make sure it is destroyed before the Yak gets close enough to be engaged as it won't last long against an active AA Gun.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Yaks on an airfield
Yaks committing genocide in Toruń, Poland
A Yak shot down by an AA gun
A Yak attacking Rangers

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The Yak is portrayed by the Yak-3 or Yak-9 in the in-game sprite and the build icon.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Field Manual. Hart, Victoria. Las Vegas, Nevada: Westwood Studios, 1996.
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