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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).


Dukhov, Nikolai was born in 1904.


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.