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    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
    • The Legendary Yak Planes Creator and His Progressive Brainchildren
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    Alexander Sergeevich Yakovlev was born on April 1, 1906 in Moscow. Since his school years he displayed profound interest in aviation by crafting plane models. In 1931 he graduated from the Air Force Academy. Later he led the Soviet aviation industry to construct almost 200 types and modifications of aircraft. He retired in 1984.

    One of the most prominent and influential Russian aviators, Alexander Yakovlev, was born on April 1, 1906. Revolutionizing the industry, the aircraft designer developed jet fighters, the first all-weather interceptor, the first Soviet vertical take-off and landing plane. His legacy is embodied in contemporary aircraft. The Yak planes made up the core of the Soviet aviation during WWII. Learn more about the legendary aircraft designer’s brainchildren in Sputnik’s gallery.

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    planes, photos, aircraft, Yak-3, Yak-54, Yak-130, Sergei Yakovlev, Alexander Yakovlev, Russia

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