|First flight on.||13 January 1940.|
|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).|
|Range.||700 km (435 mi).|
|Rate of climb.||15.4 m/s (3,038 ft/min).|
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.