The YAK-40 was designed to replace aircraft like the Li-2
(Russian built DC-3), IL-12 and IL-14, and Antonov AN-2 in
Russian regional service. Consequently the emphasis was
on simplicity, reliability and ability to operate from unpaved
The prototype first flew in 1966 and was a simple slow
aircraft using low-powered engines especially designed
for the aircraft. Initially it was not even fitted with thrust
The aircraft was in production until 1981 and just over
1,000 examples were produced. The Russians undertook
major marketing campaigns to sell the aircraft worldwide,
but in spite of offering Western avionics and actually
achieving certification in several European countries,
little success was obtained.
The CD contains Flight Manuals in English and Russian
for the YAK-40, along with two nice Aviaexport produced
This CD contains:
1. Instructions for Flight Exploitation manual for the
YAK-40, amended to 2001, 440 pages. IN THE RUSSIAN
2. Airplane Flight Manual for the YAK-40CE, the export
variant of the aircraft, dated 9-1-75, with 265 pages. IN
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
3. Aviaexport colour brochure on the YAK-40, in English,
undated with 32 pages.
4. Aviaexport colour brochure on the YAK-40, in English,
undated with 16 pages.
CD TITLE YAK-40 PRICE US$19.95 plus postage
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