1967 flashback: Yak-40 insights from Yakovlev’s deputy chief designer

Yakovlev’s deputy chief designer Ye G Adler gave ‘Aeroplane’ readers of the May 3, 1967 issue  detailed insights into the construction and capabilities of the new Yak-40 regional jet, which at the time was undergoing flight tests

 

Yak-40

Ye G. Adler, deputy to chief designer Yakovlev describes the USSR’s new tri-jet

THE successes of the Soviet aircraft industry in the past decade have changed the image of civil aviation on medium-and long-haul routes. In the new five-year plan period a start will be made in operating the third, and on the long routes the second, generation of turbine-powered aircraft. From 1959 to 1960 the total of passengers carried rose from 12 to 48 m. and it will rise still higher.

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