Aleksander and Sergei Yakovlev

Aleksander and Sergei Yakovlev

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Caption: Aleksander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906-1989) and his son Sergei Aleksandrovich, Russian aeronautical engineers.. Aleksander Yakovlev was the founder of the A.S.Yakovlev design bureau. He built his first aircraft, a glider, in 1924 and his first powered aircraft in 1927. In 1934 he formed the design bureau that bears his name. During World War 2 he designed a series of fighter aircraft used extensively by the Red Air Force. After the war the bureau designed a wide variety of aircraft from supersonic fighters to airliners and sports aerobatic aircraft, known by the designation 'Yak'. Here father and son discuss the cross-section of an airliner. Photographed in 1972.

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