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Yakovlev

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This page is about the aircraft design bureau and manufacturer. For other uses of the name, see Yakovlev (disambiguation).

A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau JSC is a Russian aircraft designer and manufacturer (design office prefix Yak). It was formed in 1934 under designer Alexander Sergeevich Yakovlev as OKB-115.

During World War II Yakovlev designed and produced a famed line of fighter aircraft.

Merged into the Yak Aviation Company with Smolensk Aviation Plant Joint Stock Company in March 1992, although the two companies were operated separately.

Underwent privatization and became Yak Aircraft Corporation.

The firm is the designer of the Pchela (drone reconnaisance aircraft) (Bumblebee).

The name "Yakovlev" is used commonly in the West, but in Russia it is always abbreviated as Yak (Russian language: Як) as a part of aircraft name.

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Contents

Yak Aircraft

  • AIR-1
  • AIR-2
  • AIR-3
  • AIR-4
  • AIR-5
  • AIR-6 (liaison, general purpose)
  • AIR-17
  • UT-1 (AIR-14) (1936 - 1-seater trainer)
  • UT-2 (AIR-10, Ya-20) (1935 - 2-seater trainer)
  • Yak-1 (1940 - WWII fighter)
  • Yak-2 (1940 - WWII bomber)
  • Yak-3 (1943 - WWII fighter, improved Yak-1)
  • Yak-4 (1940 - WWII bomber, improved Yak-2)
  • Yak-5 (1941 - WWII fighter, prototype, improved Yak-1)
  • Yak-6 (1942 - transport)
  • Yak-7 (1942 - WWII 2-seater trainer & 1-seater fighter, improved Yak-1)
  • Yak-8 (1944 - transport, improved Yak-6)
  • Yak-9 (1944 - WWII fighter, improved Yak-1)
  • Yak-10 (liaison)
  • Yak-11 (1948 - Trainer)
  • Yak-12 (liaison, general purpose)
  • Yak-13 (improved Yak-10, prototype only)
  • Yak-15 (1946 - first successful Soviet jet fighter)
  • Yak-17 (1947 - fighter)
  • Yak-18
  • Yak-19
  • Yak-23 (fighter)
  • Yak-24 (transport helicopter)
  • Yak-25 (interceptor)
  • Yak-26 (tactical bomber)
  • Yak-27 (reconnaissance)
  • Yak-28 (multi-role bomber and interceptor)
  • Yak-36 (demostration VTOL jet)
  • Yak-38 (military-V/STOL jets)
  • Yak-40 (commercial passenger)
  • Yak-41
  • Yak-42 (commercial passenger)
  • Yak-44 (carrier-capable airborne early warning)
  • Yak-50 (1949 fighter prototyp, 1975 aerobatic)
  • Yak-52 (aerobatic and military trainer)
  • Yak-54 (sport)
  • Yak-55 (1982 - aerobatic)
  • Yak-56
  • Yak-112 (general purpose)
  • Yak-130 (advanced trainer)
  • Yak-141 (claimed to be the world's first supersonic VTOL fighter)
  • Pchela (bumblebee) (unmanned reconnaisance aircraft)

See also:

References

  • A book by A.T.Stepanets. Yak Fighters in WWII [ISBN 5-217-01192-0] (in Russian)
   Степанец А.Т.
   Истребители "Як" периода Великой Отечественной войны.
   Справочник. - М.: Машиностроение, 1992. - 224 с.: ил:

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