Yatsenko I-28

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Yatsenko I-28
Role Single-seat fighter
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Yatsenko OKB
Designer Vladmir Yatsenko
First flight 10 June 1939
Number built 7

The Yatsenko I-28 was a 1930s Soviet single-seat fighter designed by Vladmir Yatsenko and first flown in 1939.[1][2] The I-28 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of mixed construction powered by a 900 hp (671 kW) Tumansky M-87 radial piston engine.[1] It had an enclosed single-seat cockpit with a rearwards sliding canopy.[1] The wing had an inverted-gull shape to reduce the length of the retractable main landing legs.[1] The prototype was destroyed shortly after the first flight but an order was placed for 30 production aircraft.[1] Also ordered was a prototype of an attack version, the I-28Sh.[1] Although the first five production aircraft were completed the programme was cancelled in early 1940.[1]


First prototype powered by a Tumansky M-87A radial engine.[2]
Second prototype powered by a Tumansky M-87B radial engine.[2]
Production variant, canceled.[1]
Proposed attack variant, not built.[1]

Specifications (I.28-2)[edit]

Data from [2]The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 8.54 m (28 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 16.5 m2 (178 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1850 kg (4079 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2720 kg (5997 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Tumansky M-87B radial piston engine, 820 kW (1100 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 576 km/h (359 mph)
  • Range: 800 km (497 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 10800 m (35600 ft)


Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era Polikarpov I-180



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Orbis 1985, p. 3116
  2. ^ a b c d Nemecek 1986, pp. 408-409


  • Nemecek, Vaclav (1986). The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918. London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218033-2.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.