Yakovlev Aircraft Since 1924 (Putnam's Russian aircraft)

Gunston, Bill; Gordon, Yefim

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Synopsis: Alexandr S. Yakovlev was one of the most versatile aircraft designers of his age, but he had the misfortune to work in the USSR which made him almost unknown to the outside world. In 1926-27 he built his first aeroplane and from then on he designed structures which were, time and again, ahead of their time. In 1934, he was offered a derelict bed factory which he shortly transformed into a major design and manufacturing plant. From those premises came, to mention just some, a spate of sporting and training aircraft which gained many world-class records: the chief family of Soviet single-seat fighters of World War II, the Yak-1, -3, -7 and -9 of which 36,769 were built. He built the first jet to fly in the USSR and the first Soviet transport helicopters. Later came the principal Soviet radar-equipped interceptors, from which stemmed many other types of tactical twin-jet, including the Soviet counterpart to the U-2. Yakovlev died in 1989, and today his design bureau, still on the site of the old bed factory, is the giant Yak Aircraft Corporation. It produces the most important Russian twin-jet airliner, a diverse group of general-aviation aircraft, an advanced jet trainer and light-attack aircraft and, in conjunction with the Museum of Flying in California, replicas of the Yak-3 wartime fighter. This volume is a detailed analysis of all these and many other aircraft.

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Book Description London 1997, Putnam, UK first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 8 1/2 x 11, glossy page stock, 235 pages, many illus & line drawings, appendices, index. PUTNAM AVIATION SERIES. -------------------------------Following a succession of experimental glider projects Aleksandr S Yakovlev built his first aeroplane, the AIR-1, in 1926. By 1934 he had transformed a derelict Moscow bed factory into a major design and manufacturing plant. From these premises came, to mention just some, a spate of sporting and training aircraft which gained many world class records; the chief family of Soviet single-seat fighters of World War II, the Yak-1, -3, -7 and -9 of which 36,769 were built, the largest number of any fighter family in aviation history He built the first Soviet transport helicopter, and was a pioneer of jet flight in the USSR. Later came the principal Soviet radar-equipped interceptors, from which stemmed many other types of tactical twin-jet including the Soviet counterpart to the U-2.-----------------------------Yakovlev died in 1989, and today his design bureau, still on the site of the old bed factory, is the giant Yakovlev Aircraft Corporation. It produces and develops a range of combat aircraft, a number of important airliners and a diverse group of general-aviation aircraft. In conjunction with the Museum of Flying in California Yakovlev also constructs replicas of the Yak-3 wartime fighter.Yakovlev Aircraft since 1924 is a unique collaboration between Bill Gunston and Moscow-based Yefim Gordon. Through unprecedented access to the archives of the Yakovlev Aircraft Corporation, the authors present the definitive work of reference complete with over 300 illustrations for the historian and aviation enthusiast alike. Bookseller Inventory # 33780

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