Aleksandr Sergeyevich Yakovlev builds his own glider with Ilushin's
1924: Joins VVA as a labourer.
1927: Designs own aircraft, the AIR-1
1934: The Yakovlev OKB (design bureau) is
1945: During the Great Patriotic War over
37,000 Yak fighters (Yak-1/3/7/9) are built.
1992: Design bureau is reorganized as the
Yakovlev Aircraft Corp.