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Yakovlev Yak-1.
Category. Statistic.
First flight on. 13 January 1940.
Retired on. 1950.
Major contractor(s). Yakovlev OKB.
Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles. No.
Flight ceiling . 10,050 m (32,972 ft).
Top speed. 592 km/h at altitude (368 mph).
VTOL. No.
Range. 700 km (435 mi).
Crew. 1.
Nationality(s). Soviet.
Class. Fighter.
Rate of climb. 15.4 m/s (3,038 ft/min).
Links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-1.
Yakovlev, Yak-1

2 Yak-1s of the Soviet Air Force.

As a reward for creating this much needed fighter aircraft, the designer; Alexander Yakovlev was awarded with- The Order of Lenin (Russian: Орден Ленина, Orden Lenina), the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union; a 100,000 rouble prize, plus a Zis motor car.

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