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Nikolai Leonidovich Dukhov

Nikolai Dukhov, USSR Tank designer. Highly decorated (5 State Prizes, 3 times Hero of Socialist Labour).


  • Dukhov, Nikolai was born in 1904.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute, 1932.


    • Designer at the Kirov Works, responsible for designing the heavy World War II tanks, KV and IS. Chief designer at a research institute 1948-1954. Chief of a design bureau in the Ministry of Defence, 1954. Corresponding member ofthe Academy of Sciences, 1953.

      Lieutenant-general, 1954.
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    Born 1904
    Died 1964
    (aged 60)