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"It isn't influenced by environment[sic], easy handling and well balanced attacker[sic]. However, it is very weak."
Harry's description of this plane in the shop.

The Yakovlev Yak-28 (Given many NATO reporting names, such as Brewer, Firebar, and Maestro) was a Soviet-era attacker, developed in the 1950s, and first deployed in 1960. All variants of the plane were eventually retired after the fall of the Soviet Union, with some roles being replaced by modified Su-24s. The Yak-28L (NATO reporting name of Brewer B) was a tactical bomber which used a ground-targeting system which used triangulation from ground sites, with a total of 111 aircraft built. This aircraft only appears in Airforce Delta Strike, where it is usable by Holst Prendre and Pedro Glankert.

Design

A wickedly cool looking plane. This aircraft has sharp, triangular wings and a single vertical stabilizer, with the rear wings being located near the top of the stabilizer (which was a common design choice at the time). The most striking feature of the aircraft are the jets, which are stuck right on the wings, and protrude out the front and back of the wings (with air intakes on the front end). A wickedly cool plane for the time.

Performance

Sadly, despite looking very cool, it suffers in performance. It's a rocket plane, which makes it hard to recommend. However, it does have a niche in being the fastest rocket plane of Holst's arsenal (the only competition being the A-10A Thunderbolt II). However, it's a tad awkward; it always fires two rockets at a time, and it has a very limited number of shots, with only 70 rockets (for a total of thirty five shots). This makes it incredibly hard to recommend due to this fact. It is VERY easy to run out of shots in the longer levels. If you don't mind the slower speed, stick with the A-10. Otherwise, if you want a faster rocket-using plane, use the Jaguar GR1, which has the benefit of also having missiles for backup.

Statistics

(Clockwise starting from top)

Type Stats
Anti Air Attack:Very low
Mobility:Medium
Defense:Medium-low (2100 HP)
Anti Ground Attack:High
Thrust:Medium
Speed:Medium-low

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Trivia

  • This is the only Yakovlev aircraft in the series to not be a VTOL.
  • Out of all aircraft with rockets as the primary weapon, this aircraft has the lowest ammo reserve out of all of them, with only 70 rockets.
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