|Founded||15 January 1934|
|Founder||Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev|
The JSC A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau (Russian: ОАО Опытно-конструкторское бюро им. А.С. Яковлева) is a Russian aircraft designer and manufacturer (design office prefix Yak). Its head office is in Aeroport District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow.
The bureau was formed in 1934 under designer Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev as OKB-115 (the design bureau has its own production base at the facility №115), but the birthday is considered on 12 May 1927, the day of maiden flight of the AIR-1 aircraft developed within the Department of Light Aircraft of GUAP (Head Agency of Aviation Industry) under the supervision of A.S. Yakovlev.
During World War II Yakovlev designed and produced a famed line of fighter aircraft.
Yakovlev was acquired by Irkut in April 2004. The Russian government merged the holding company with Mikoyan, Ilyushin, Irkut, Sukhoi and Tupolev as a new company named United Aircraft Building Corporation in February 2006.
The firm is the designer of the Pchela (Russian: Пчела, "bee") drone reconnaissance aircraft and is perhaps best known for its highly successful line of World War II-era piston-engined fighter aircraft.
The name Yakovlev is used commonly in the West, but in Russia it is always abbreviated as Yak (Russian: Як, meaning the Yak animal) as a part of an aircraft name. The German transliteration, often used by the Russians, Poles, and others as well, is Jak.
- List of Yakovlev aircraft
- List of military aircraft of the Soviet Union and the CIS
- SOKOL Aircraft Building Plant
- A.S.Yakovlev Design Bureau - General Data
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- Home page. Yakovlev. Retrieved on 30 August 2011. "125315 Russia, Moscow, Leningradskiy prospect, 68" Address in Russian: "125315 Россия, Москва, Ленинградский проспект, 68"
- Irkut Corporation Completes Yakovlev Design Bureau Acquisition. defense-aerospace.com, April 22, 2004.
- "Russian Aircraft Industry Seeks Revival Through Merger." The New York Times. February 22, 2006.
- 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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