HTK-AS111 Yak-38/38M "Forger" paint set
Yak-38 "Forger" (initially known as Yak-36M) was the only VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft that entered operational service in the Soviet Naval Aviation. It was designed in late-1960s/early-1970s, 231 airframes (143 Yak-38, 38 Yak-38U and 50 modernized Yak-38M) were built and served till 1992 on Kiev-class aircraft carriers (heavy aviation cruisers according to Soviet classification). All Yak-38s (except for one airframe) and early Yak-38Ms wore a standard blue over green camouflage scheme (however the blue paint differed significantly between airframes and had a strong fading tendency). Yak-38Ms (except for couple of early airframes) used a new scheme of light grey over dark grey. Radio transparent elements of both types were painted in white.