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Mikhail Simonov
Russian aircraft designer

Mikhail Simonov

Mikhail Simonov
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Russian aircraft designer
Was Engineer Aerospace engineer Politician
From Russia
Field Engineering Science Politics
Gender male
Birth 19 October 1929, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Death 4 March 2011, Moscow, Russia (aged 81 years)
Star sign Libra
South Russian State Technical University
USSR State Prize  
Order of the Red Banner of Labour  
Hero of the Russian Federation 1999
Medal "In Commemoration of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan"  
Lenin Prize  
Jubilee Medal "300 Years of the Russian Navy"  
Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow"  
Medal "Veteran of Labour"  
The details (from wikipedia)


Mikhail Simonov (19 October 1929 – 4 March 2011) was a Russian aircraft designer famed for creating the Sukhoi Su-27 fighter-bomber, the Soviet Union's answer to the American F-15 Eagle. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Simonov coordinated the Su-27's sale to foreign governments, providing badly needed hard currency to the Russian government. In recognition of his achievements, he was named a Hero of the Russian Federation in 1999.

Simonov was born 19 October 1929 in Rostov-on-Don. He became an aviation engineer in the 1950s and joined Sukhoi as a deputy chief designer in 1970. In his time at Sukhoi, he developed the Sukhoi Su-24 bomber and the Sukhoi Su-25 ground-attack airplane, as well as the Su-27. He was the Soviet Union's deputy minister of aircraft industries from 1979 to 1983.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 10 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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