Oleg Antonov

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Antonov, Oleg Konstantinovich


Born Jan. 25, (Feb. 7), 1906, in the village of Troitsa, Moscow Province. Soviet aircraft designer. Doctor of technical sciences; academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR (1968); and Hero of Socialist Labor (1966). Member of the CPSU since 1945.

Antonov graduated from the Kalinin Leningrad Polytechnical Institute in 1930. In 1946 he was made head of the Experimental Design Bureau. A series of airplanes were created under his direction, including the turboprop transports An-10, An-24, An-12, and An-22 with a cargo capacity of up to 80 tons. He was a deputy to the fifth, sixth, and seventh convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. A recipient of the State Prize of the USSR (1952) and the Lenin Prize (1962), Antonov has been awarded two Orders of Lenin and other orders as well as various medals.

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