(6. 2. 1914)
I kimov Alexei Petrovich - lechik test. Born February 6, 1914 in the village of Upper-Yayva (now БT in the city Alexandrov) Perm region. Russian by nationality. He graduated from the 3 courses of the Ural Mining Institute.
In the Red Army from 1934. In 1937 he graduated from the Orenburg Air Force Pilot School, was left in her flight instructor. From May 1941 to November 1951 at БT flight test work in the Flight Research Institute (Zhukovsky).
. In Private World War II: in July-August 1941 pilot БT 2 nd Independent Fighter Aviation Squadron (Air Defense, Moscow), carried out 11 sorties.
. He performed the first flight and later tested a high-altitude fighter OKB Mikoyan I-220, I-222, I-225
. Has tested one of the best fighters of the war of La-5, participated in the trials MiG-3, I-250, Tu-4 bomber and other aircraft types.
In 1951-1954 БT Test Pilot OKB-30 (Moscow). Held test: a new radar station on IL-12D, a high-speed airframe-target, landing variant of the Tu-4, various modifications of the Li-2 aircraft.
. In 1954-1971 БT Test Pilot TUPOLEV (in 1960-1971 БT chief flight services)
. In 1957, made its first flight and then tested a passenger aircraft Tu-114, 1960 БT passenger jet TU-104E. Participated in the trials bombers Tu-16 Tu-95 and other types of aircraft, has tested for refueling vvozduhe Tu-16 and Tu-95.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexei Petrovich Yakimov conferred by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of 22 July 1966 for their courage and heroism, . shown during testing of new aviation technology.,
. Since 1971 БT in stock
. He lives in the town of Zhukovsky, Moscow Region. Honored Test Pilot of the USSR (1960). Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner, World War 1 st and 2 nd degree, 5 orders of Red Star and medals.
Biography provided by A. Simonov