Restoration of JAK-28 aircraft

In the early 1990s, the departing Soviet troops left two completely complex JAK-28 aircraft at Pärnu Airport, but they had exhausted their air resources. Soviet officers had not allowed the soldiers to destroy the planes, but unfortunately they were looted by local people. Later, interested citizens sent pictures to the Aviation Museum that the remains of such an aircraft had grown in Pärnu. The Aviation Museum managed to get the remnants of JAK-28 and with the help of Enterprise Estonia's support programs, Estonian Air tinsmiths restored it to an exhibit in 2009. It is worth noting that one of the few devices left was the aircraft's nose radar, which is known to be the largest radar mounted on Soviet aircraft at the time.

Storyteller: Mati Meos; Wrote down this story: Margit Säre