Biography:Nikolay Kamov

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Nikolay I. Kamov
Никола́й Ильи́ч Ка́мов
File:Nikolai kamov.jpg
Born1902 (age 117–118)
Soviet Union
DiedNovember 24, 1973(1973-11-24) (aged 71)
Moscow
Burial placeNovodevichy Cemetery
CitizenshipSoviet Union
Alma materTomsk Polytechnic University (1923)
Occupation
Years active1923–1973
Employer
  • Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (1931-1939)
  • Kamov Design Bureau (1940-1973)
Known forhelicopter designer, scientist in aerospace engineering domain, founder of the Kamov Design Bureau (1940)
Home townMoscow
TitleDoctor of Science
PredecessorNone
SuccessorSergey Mikheyev (ru)
AwardsHero of Socialist Labour
USSR State Prize
Signature
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Nikolay Ilyich Kamov (Russian: Никола́й Ильи́ч Ка́мов; September 14, 1902 - November 24, 1973) was a Soviet aerospace engineer, a pioneer in the design of helicopters, and founder of the Kamov helicopter design bureau.[1][2][3]

Biography

Kamov was born in Irkutsk but lived in Tomsk until his death on November 24, 1973 in Moscow. He graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University with an engineering degree in 1923.[3]

Kamov worked with Dmitry Grigorovich and later - for TsAGI. In 1940 he was assigned to establish the new helicopter OKB which was later named after him.[1]

Memory

A Soviet post stamp commemorating Kamov's contributions to the Soviet aviation
  • Buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow
  • Since 1992 one of the two main Soviet-Russian helicopter manufacturers bears a surname of Nikolay Kamov[4]

See also

  • List of Kamov aircraft


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Свищёв, Георгий, ed (1994) (in RU). Авиация : Энциклопедия. Москва: Большая российская энциклопедия : ЦАГИ. pp. 735. https://search.rsl.ru/ru/search#q=Авиация%20:%20Энциклопедия%20/%20Гл.%20ред.%20Г.%20П.%20Свищев.%20-%20М.%20Большая%20рос.%20энцикл. 
  2. Остапенко, Юрий, ed (2005) (in RU). XX век. Авиастроение России в лицах. Москва: МОО «Общество авиастроителей». pp. 552. http://www.encyclopedia.ru/cat/books/book/23518/. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Савинский, Юрий (2002) (in RU). Камов. Творческая биография конструктора вертолётов. Москва: Полигон-Пресс. pp. 200. https://books.google.ru/books/about/%D0%9A%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B2.html?id=H9yoAAAACAAJ&redir_esc=y. 
  4. "Kamov Design Bureau". http://www.russianhelicopters.aero/en/kamov/.