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YAKOVLEV YAK-7B History Of Aviation Airplane Fighter Aircraft Silver Coin 5000 Francs Burundi 2014


New commemorative coin series depicting important milestones of aviation starting with airplanes from World War II. This is dedicated to Yakolev Yak-7B Russian aircraft. More than 2000 years of aviation: from kites and gliders to supersonic flight. Pure silver coins with brilliant colorization limited to only 2014 pcs.

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Yakolev Yak-7B
When in 1939 was issued Yak-1, designers, having taken it for the basis, have developed double trainer fighter UTI-26. It has left on tests after I-26 and has soon been adopted to series production under mark Yak-7UTI. It is necessary to tell, that it was a unique double fighter of new generation.
The Yak-7UTI, as well as its subsequent version Yak-7B, during war have played an exclusive role for pilots preparation.
Yak-7UTI has served as the prototype and for single-seat fighter Yak-7. Single-seat fighting and double training versions Yak-7 had few structural differences and their manufacture has been unified, that during war had very big value.
As well as the Yak-1, fighter Yak-7 became one of the main airplanes of Soviet aviation in first half of war.
Total of 6399 Yak-7 in various versions was built within 1941-1944.

  • CountryBurundi
  • Year2014
  • Face Value5000 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.014
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin is dominated by a splendid full and vivid colour design portraying a Russian airplane and the name of the series "History of Aviation". The unique design highlights the particular landscape and dynamics of the plane that seems to come out of the coin and continue his journey. A stylized plane and the instrumentation style around the coin complete the elegant design. On the back is depicted the year of issue, the nominal value and the coat of arms of the Republic of Burundi.