Volume № 9 of the Profile & Scale series details the later Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter to an entirely new standard of authenticity. More than 50 Yak-9 examples are faithfully documented in full-colour profile, many appearing for the first time. More than 30 pages of original and not previously published 1:48 scale line drawings reveal the development and complexity of the Yak-9 family as never before. These line drawings are the culmination of nearly 30 years' dedicated work on the Yak family, and should present the most complete, accurate and illuminating scale work regarding the aircraft at the present time. The book presents many development and variant detail facts about the Yak-9 which have hitherto been unclear. The scale drawings and profiles are complimented by many photographs, diagrams, appendicies and other documentary material to explain the technical and construction details of the Yak-9 models covered in this volume: Yak-9M, -9DD, -9K, -9UT, -9V and most especially the -9U and -9P models which have hitherto been rather confused and misunderstood. Many of the colour profiles represent examples which will be familiar to students of the Yak-9, albeit completed to the utmost standard of accuracy. Several profiles will doubtless be new even to experienced readers, and it is hoped these will delight both the casual reader and the serious student, equally. A brief awards and claim graphic is provided for a number of aces. These pilot cards will round out a volume which should be a treasure trove of information regarding the Yak-9 fighter for both modellers and students of history.