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YAKOBLEV Aleksandr Sergeevich (19.03.1906 - 22.08.1989) - Soviet designer, Academician of USSR Academy of Science (1976; member-reporter in 1943), twice
Hero of Socialist Labor (1940, 1957).
In 1920 became the founder of Soviet Avia-modeling, Glider and Sport Aviation industry. By 1924 built his own AVF-10 glider, which scored many prizes at Soviet competitions and 1927 the first AIR-1 biplane was built.
From 1924 worked as motor technician, and from 1927 returned to study at RKKA Zhukovsky (now VVIA) Air Force Academy and built light airplanes at the same time. After graduation (1931) acquired engineer position at aviation production plant where in 1932 founded new Light Aviation Design Bureau. From 1935 became the head designer of his company also performing duties of the Vice-Minister of the National Aviation Industry from 1940 to 1946. In 1956-84 advanced to general designer of his design bureau.
OKB Yakovlev produced over 100 types of airplanes under his supervision including:
- serially produced UT-2 and UT-1 trainers
- Yak-4 bomber
- Yak-1, Yak-7, Yak-9, Yak-3 fighters production totals of which were over 36000 during the great patriotic war (WWII). These fighters combined good speed, payload and maneuverability and played a vital role in wiping out Germany's aviation.
- Yak-15, Yak-17, Yak-23, Yak-25 jet fighters were among the first jet fighters in USSR.
- Yak-28 Soviet frontline (tactical) bomber
- Yak-36 - first Soviet VSTOL aircraft and its naval modification Yak-38
- Yak-14 paratrooper glider
- Yak-24 twin turbo-prop
- Yak-11, Yak-18, Yak-18T, and Yak-52 trainers
- Yak-12 multipurpose aircraft
- Yak-18P, Yak-PM, Yak-50, Yak-55 sport planes which scored dozens of gold prizes on international airshows
- Yak-40 and Yak-42 passenger jets.
As stated before, Alex Yakovlev designed over 100 serial types of aircraft and its modification with production totals of over 70000 planes. Yakovlev created his own school of aircraft development which is characterized by high culture of design, aspiration to simplicity and wideness of purpose-field - combat planes, passenger airliners, light props, multifunctional and sport planes. Yakovlev's aircraft set 74 world records.
From 1946 till 1989 was USSR congressman. Awarded with Lenin Premium (1972), State Premium (1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1977). Awarded with FAI (Federal Aviation Institute) gold metal. Awarded with 10 orders of Lenin, October's Revolution Order, 2 Red Flag Orders, Suvorov's 1st and 2st medals, 2 National Orders, Great War 1st order, Laborious Red Flag order, Red Star, various medals, various French prices including Officer's Crest. The entire machine-building production plant "Skorost'" was named after him. Bronze statue of Alex Yakovlev was placed in Moscow..
DONDUKOV Aleksandr Nickolaevich (29.03.1954) - Born in a small Upravlenchiskiy town in Samara
State, Russian Federation.
In 1977 graduated from MAI University, the faculty of jet-design. Became candidate of Technical Science. Since 1978 till 1985 work at Mikoyan OKB advancing from engineer, senior-engineer to project designer of flying test.
Since 1985 Mr. Dondukov - Deputy Chief Designer and Chief Designer Yakovlev OKB. With 1989 - general designer A.S.Yakovlev EDB, after privatization of the enterprise - the general designer and the chairman of board of directors of joint-stock company "EDB of a name A.S.Yakovlev".
UTK-Yak training complex consists of ground training aids, flight simulators, the Yak-54M aircraft for initial flight training, the UTS Yak-130 aircraft for lead-in and advanced flight training.
May, 18 2000 Dondukov was appointed as Minister of an industry, a science and technologies of the Russian Federation.
List Yakovlev EDB aircrafts