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Yak-3

Begemot 1/48 Yakovlev Yak-3 Family Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2012 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Yakovlev Yak-3 Family Scale 1/48
Set Number 48025 Pros Markings for 68 (!!!) different Yak-3s
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $TBA    

First Look

Begemot Decals is an interesting decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Soviet-built aircraft. In this release, Begemot produces a really nice set of decal options for the 1/48 Yak-3. There are 68 (!!!) examples provided with numerous special markings that will make you think about building several of these aircraft. Let's take a look at the subjects covered:

Yak-3 Yak-3 Yak-3 Yak-3 Yak-3
  1. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 15, 1 AS/64 GIAP, 1944, Captain Semyon Rogovoy
  2. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 34, 728 FAR/256 FAD, 1945, Lieutenant Andrey Kachovskiy
  3. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 19, 303 FAD, 1945
  4. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 6, 1 GFAR, 1948
  5. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 9, 175 FAR/234 FAD, 1944, Senior Lieutenant Ivan Maslov
  6. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 100, 402 FAR/256 FAD, 1944, Anatoliy Rubakhin
  7. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 12, 150 FAR/13 IAD, 1945, Lieutenant Saveliy Nosov
  8. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 03, unknown FAR, 1944
  9. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 360, 150 FAR/13 IAD, 1945, Lt.Col. Anton Yakimenko
  10. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 10, 6 GFAD, Lt. Col. Boris Yeremin
  11. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 74, 6 GFAD, 1945
  12. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 1, 33 FAD, 1944, General Major Gergiy Zakharov
  13. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 86, 1 AS/66 GFAR/4 FAD, 1945, Lieutenant Nikolay Zaitsev
  14. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 103, 2 AS/66 GFAR/4 FAD, 1945, Lieutenant Dmitriy Karpenko
  15. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 87, 1 AS/66 GFAR/4 FAD, 1945, Lieutenant Pavel Abramov
  16. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 1, 1 AS/64 GFAR/4 FAD, 1945, Major Nikolay Denchik
  17. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, -, 4 GFAD/1 GIAK, 1947, Major V.P. Baranov
  18. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 24, 431 FAR/315 GFAD, 1944, Captain Alexey Suraveshkin
  19. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 90, 3 AS/4 FAR/185 FAD, 1945, Viktor Kunitsyn
  20. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 10, 6 GFAD, 1945, Lt.Col. Boris Yeremin
  21. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 12, 18 GFAR/303 FAD, 1945
  22. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 24, 18 GFAR/303 FAD, 1945
  23. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 10, 402 FAR/256 FAD, 1945, Captain Georgiy Balashov
  24. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 22, 7 GFAD, 1945, Lt.Col. Georgiy Lobov
  25. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 32, 116 FAR/238 FAD, 1945, Lt.Col Ilya Chumbarev
  26. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 11, unknown FAR, 1944
  27. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 85, 236 FAD, 1945
  28. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 5, 86 GFAR. 1945, Jr.Lt. Vasiliy Kanishev
  29. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 41, 153 GFAR/12 GFAD, 1945, Major M. Tokarenko
  30. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 05, 25 TAR, 1944
  31. Yak-3P, VK-105PF2, 94, Aerobatic Team, 1946
  32. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 74, unknown FAR, 1945
  33. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 01, State Aviation Factory 31, 1944
  34. Yak-3, VK-107A, -, Flight Test, 1945
  35. Yak-3, VK-108, -, Flight Test, 1945
  36. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 30, 115 GFAR, 1946
  37. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 12, 267 FAR, 1945, Lt.Col. Sergey Shirov
  38. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 35, unknown FAR, 1945
  39. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 71, unknown FAR, 1946
  40. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 17, 303 FAD/1 AA, 1945
  41. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 321, 1950
  42. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 328, 1950
  43. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, -, 303 FAD/1 AA, 1945
  44. Yak-3P, VK-105PF2, Saratov GAZ-292 Aviation Plant, 1945
  45. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 9, 1 GFAR/7GFAD/2 AA, 1945
  46. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 3, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1945, Pierre Dechent
  47. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, -, GC 3, 1945
  48. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 22, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1945, Pierre Douarre
  49. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 40, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1944, Maurice Amarger
  50. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 00, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1945, Louis Delfino
  51. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 6, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1945, Marcel Albert
  52. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 33, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1945, Marcel Perrin
  53. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 5, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1945, Roger Sauvage
  54. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 14, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1945, Jean-Jacques Deschepper
  55. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 4, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1944, Robert Marchi
  56. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 24, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1945, Roland de la Poype
  57. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 53, GC 3/5, 1945
  58. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 12, GC 3/5, 1945
  59. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 4, GC 3/5, 1945
  60. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 7, GC 3/5, 1945
  61. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 35, 1 FAR Normandie-Niemen/303  FAD/1 AA, 1945, Jacques Andre
  62. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 12, 113 FAR, Yugoslav AF, 1945
  63. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 52, 119 FAR, Yugoslav AF, 1945
  64. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 11, 116 FAR, Yugoslav AF, 1949
  65. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 29, 114 FAR, Yugoslav AF, 1945
  66. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 09, 112 FAR, Yugoslav AF, 1946
  67. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 5, 2 AD, Polish AF, 1947
  68. Yak-3, VK-105PF2, 7, 2 AD, Polish AF, 1946

As you can see, this decal set provides a nice variety of subjects of the standard Yak-3, a few Yak-3P, and several test aircraft. This is a nice selection of subjects that will provide you with some excellent options for one or more Yak-3 projects. As you can see in the images, these sheets provide all of the requisite national and distinctive markings as well as airframe stenciling.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Begemot Decals, visit their website at http://www.begemotdecals.ru. You can find this set and others in the series from FlightDecs or Hannants.

My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!

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