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Vladimir Yakovlevich KLIMOV

Aircraft engine designer

Vladimir KLIMOV, USSR Aircraft engine designer. Full member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953; Lieutenant-General, Aviation Engineering Branch; Chief Designer, Experimental Design Bureau and Experimental Engine Construction Plant, State Committee Aviation Engineering, USSR Council of Ministers, since 1935. Hero of Socialist Labor, 1940; Stalin Prizes, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1949; five Order of Lenin; four other orders; medals.


KLIMOV, Vladimir was born in 1892 in Moscow.


Graduated from the Moscow Higher Technical School, 1918.


Was member, first Russ, aeronautical club, organized by N. E. Zhukovsky at Moscow Higher Technology School. 1923 helped organize first Russ, automobile and tractor laboratory, later renamed Science Automobile and Tractor Institute. 1924 headed commission in Germany to buy and receive German aircraft engines.

1928 headed commission in France to receive aircraft engines purchased there for Soviet Air Force. 1943-1953 corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science. Deputy, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Supreme Soviet of 1955 convocation.

Has taught at Higher Technology School, Moscow, Moscow Aviation Institute, etc., where he gave course in design and theory of tuning of aircraft engines. Developed a number of VK-type liquid cooled piston engines. 1948 developed VK-5A jet engine (modification of VK-I), which is now in use in MIG-15, MIG-15bis and MIG-17.

1955 designed VK-3bis engine, which has been used in Tu-104 aircraft since 1956. Is working on development of new engine types. 1926-1928 Head, Chair of Aircraft Engines, Zhukovsky Air Force Academy.

Head, Light Internal Combustion Engine Department, Aircraft Engine Research Institute. 1930-1931 Head, Technology Control Dept, and Technology Director, Frunze Engine Construction Plant. 1931-1934 Head, Gasoline Engine Department, Baranov Central Institute of Aircraft Engine Construction.


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