Mushroom Models Publications' Single #29: Yak-23


Dariusz Karnas & Artur Jusczak


Mushroom Model Publications


$11.99 from


Scott Van Aken

Notes: 24 pages, ISBN 978-83-66549-23-4

The Yak-23 was one of a spate of early Yakovlev designed jet fighters that started with the Yak-3 based Yak-15. By the time of the Yak-23, the aircraft no longer relied on reverse engineered German Junkers turbojets, but was equipped with a reverse engineered British engine. This same engine powered the MiG-15 and as such meant that the Yak-23 saw limited used in Soviet service. However, the type was exported to what would be Warsaw Pact forces and for many was their first jet fighter. The type soldiered on in some of these forces until 1961.

In line with the other releases, this one is in the large A4 size with several distinct sections. There is no history of the type, but there are superbly done plans in both 1/48 and 1/72 scale. This includes fuselage cross sections that are often missing from other plans. The book includes a goodly number of photos showing both the entire aircraft and some details from both period and museum/display aircraft. A real plus to this are a number of illustrations from the airframe manuals. The book finishes up with large, full page color views of an in-service example

It is another great addition to the MMP family of books that offers all that both the modeler and the enthusiast are seeking in a plans/detail book on a specific aircraft without going into a ton of detail. I found it be well done and one that I can highly recommend to you.

November 2021

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