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Old 21st May 2022, 18:48
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Were any Me410s downed by a YaK-7?

Someone I know has a very large relic that is supposed to be from an Me410. I doubt the authenticity, as one side has "YaK7" written on it.

I think the assumption (best case scenario) is that it is an Me410 that was downed by a YaK7...which is what the "Yak7" inscription is referring to.

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Old 23rd May 2022, 17:22
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Re: Were any Me410s downed by a YaK-7?

I have read that a few Me 410s were flown by recon units on the Eastern front 1944-45. I don't know if a Yak-7 pilot claimed one. Also in 1945 there could have been instances were a Yak-7 ran into a Me 410 from some unknown unit and claimed one.
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Old 23rd May 2022, 19:32
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Re: Were any Me410s downed by a YaK-7?

Highly unlikely. Yak-7s were replaced on production lines with Yak-9s, and saw limited use if any during later stages of the war, when Me 410 could have been encountered. Otherwise, no one in Germany and east of it would write Yak, only Jak.
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Old 24th May 2022, 17:11
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Re: Were any Me410s downed by a YaK-7?

From My not 100% accurate notes:

Army Group Center:
Jan 45 FAGr 1 Me 410 and Ju 188
" and Apr 45 FAGr 3 Me 410 and Ju 188
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Old 25th May 2022, 03:56
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Re: Were any Me410s downed by a YaK-7?

thanks guys!

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