The Yak-23 was a 1st Generation, early Cold War Soviet Fighter Jet, developed in 1947. Deployed in small numbers in 1949, The Yak-23 (nicknamed ''Flora''), had poor performance compared to the MIG Series of Soviet Fighters. By the late 1960s, most had been exported to many Warsaw Bloc Nations. Piloted by (1), The Yak-23 was 27-feet long with a wingspan of 29-feet long. Powered by a single Kilmov RD-500 Turbojet Engine, which produced 3.500-IBF Thrust. The rated airspeed was 575-mph, with an operations ceiling of 48,000-feet. Armament varied by Country, but the standard Twin 23mm Wing Guns were installed. Most were retired by 1966.