A history of the Design Bureau and its Aircraft. Midland 2005. Beskriver Yakovlevs historik, projekt och prototyper. Alla med sv/v foton och linjeskisser. REA. Engelsk text. 384 sidor, 22x30 cm, inb. over 1000 ill. Utgivarens beskrivning: This design bureau started life in 1927 with Aleksandr Sergeyevich Yakovlev's first aircraft, the two-seat AIR-1. In 1935, the UT-2 primary trainer entered large-scale production. During World War Two the Yakovlev OKB proved quite versatile, with aircraft such as as the Yak-4 light bomber, the Yak-6 light transport and the Yak-1 fighter. The latter was the progenitor of a successful series including the Yak-7, Yak-9 and Yak-3. After the war, fighters were still strongly on the agenda; the Yak-1 5 evolved into the Yak-17 and Yak-23 featuring the same 'pod-and-boom' layout. The twin-engined Yak-25 interceptor was brought out in 1952, again becoming the first in a line of twinjet tactical aircraft - mostly bombers and reconnaissance aircraft. The OKB also developed such successful types as the Yak-18 trainer/aerobatic aircraft family, the Yak-40 feederliner and the Yak-42 short/medium-haul airliner. The tandem¬rotor Yak-24 helicopter entered small-scale production in 1955. The Yak-38 VTOL entered service with the Soviet Navy in 1976. A major success was achieved in 2002 when the Yak-130 trainer was selected by the Russian Air Force..