Yakovlev Yak-3 The Yakovlev Yak-3 was a World War II Soviet fighter aircraft regarded as one of the best fighters of the war. It was one of the smallest and lightest major combat fighters fielded by any combatant during the war and its high power-to-weight ratio gave it excellent performance.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, and an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to VFA-113 join a formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 during a mission flown from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in 2012. Two generations of F/A-18s have been developed, supported, and sustained by NAVAIR. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans