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Nikolai Leonidovich Dukhov Edit Profile

Tank designer

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

Background

Dukhov, Nikolai was born in 1904.

Education

Graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute, 1932.

Career

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.