PWDT presents

The Yakovlev Yak-18T

for MSFS2020



The Yakovlev Yak-18T (Russian: Яковлев Як-18T) is a four- or five-seat fully aerobatic utility aircraft. Introduced to train Aeroflot pilots, it has gained some popularity as a sportplane both inside and outside the former USSR. It is powered by a 268-298 kW (360-400 hp) Vedeneyev M14P radial engine, and is designed for stresses of +6.48/-3.24 g.

The 18T was designed in the late 60's, as a civilian aircraft. The aircraft has a nosewheel, is a four- or five-seater, and has a nine-cylinder 360 hp radial. The Yak-18T shares systems with the Yak-50/52 family. These aircraft all have the 265 kW (355 hp) Vedeneyev M14 nine-cylinder radial engine as well as the same underlying compressed-air system for engine starting, brakes, undercarriage and flaps. The propeller, avionics and other parts are also shared. The Yak-18T, like all Russian aircraft used for training, is aerobatic.

Compared with other four-seat light aircraft such as the Cessna 172 or the Piper PA-28, the Yak-18T is only a little wider and longer but it is much heavier and is equipped with a considerably more powerful engine. The Yak-18T is perhaps better compared with the Piper Saratoga which has two extra seats but which has a similar maximum weight, together with a retractable undercarriage and a similarly powerful engine. The Yak-18T is, however, distinguished by its strong construction, aerobatic capability and docile yet responsive handling characteristics.

The Yak-18T prototype had its first flight in mid-1967 and subsequently the type was placed in series production in Smolensk.

The Yak-18T went on to become the standard basic trainer with Aeroflot flight schools, while small numbers also entered service with the Soviet Air Force as liaison and communications aircraft. After approximately 700 were built, many for Aeroflot, production ceased in the late 1980s, to be resumed in 1993. In 2011 it was claimed that the type remained in small-scale production by the Yakolev Design Bureau, although apparently none had been produced in more than a decade.

Technoavia has marketed the SM94, its own development of the Yak-18T, featuring curved windshield, larger fuel tanks and choice of avionics package, but production is dependent on orders being placed.

About MSFS model:

This is a converted add-on for MSFS (see details below), highly optimized for best framerates and for easiest usage. Therefore doesn't use any special equipments, all systems comes from generic MSFS simvars. So some systems not meet with the originals, but hopefully still useable and gives lot of fun for the virtual pilots.
Due to lack of experience in WWise, we were unable to convert our original X-Plane engine and other sounds to MSFS, but if you have any knowledge of this software and feel you would be able to make this conversion, please contact us.
For these reasons, we are currently using the sounds of the T-6 Texan (Reno Air Race Expansion), so the existence of this aircraft is required to use our Yak-18T!
If community shows interests about this little aircraft, I'll make a simple repaint kit.


About conversion:

With a huge thanks to Roland Kovács who can convert this aircraft from X-Plane 10 to MSFS, PWDT had an opportunity for release MSFS version for our beloved Yakovlev Yak-18T. Without him this release wasn't happen. Please do not ask further updates, unfortunately we lost almost all of source files a few months ago because of a HDD crash. Thank you for the understanding.


  • Highly optimized 3D model
  • 4K high detailed PBR textures
  • Realistic flight model
  • Full 3D virtual cockpit
  • Full 3D instruments


Repaint Kit: