Yakovlev Yak-42

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Yakovlev Yak-42
Yakovlev Yak-42 from Ukraine.
Role Airliner
National origin USSR.
Manufacturer Yakovlev
First flight 1975
Introduction 1980
Status Active
Primary user Aeroflot
Number built 178

The Yakovlev Yak-42 is civilian aircraft designed and built in the USSR by Yakovlev. It was built between 1980 and 2003. It looks like the Boeing 727. It is a triple-turbojet airliner that can carry at least up to 120 passengers. NATO named it Clobber.

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It was mainly used by the Soviets and civilian companies in countries of the Warsaw Pact. Some Yak-42 were used in Africa and Asia. Russia and Ukraine had got some military aircrafts of this model.