|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.