Georgi Mosolov

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Georgi Mosolov

Georgi Konstantinovitš Mosolov (Russian: Георгий Константинович Мосолов; 3 May 1926, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Soviet Union[1] – 18 March 2018) was a Soviet Russian test pilot. He attained the rank of Polkovnik (Colonel). He attained two world air speed records, in either the Mikoyan MiG-21 or the prototype Mikoyan Ye-66,[2] as well as one altitude record. Colonel Mosolov was awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Lenin Prize.

Mosolov set air speed records of 2,388 km/h (1,289 kn; 1,484 mph) on 31 October 1959[3] and 2,681 km/h (1,448 kn; 1,666 mph)[4] and an altitude record of 34,714 m (113,891 ft) in a Ye-166 has in 1962.[5]

Colonel Mosolov also piloted the prototype MiG-21 on its first flight on 14 February 1955.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Энциклопедия испытателей: Мосолов Георгий Константинович
  2. ^ Belyakov, R.A. and J. Marmain. MiG: Fifty Years of Secret Aircraft Design (Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife, 1994), pp. 298 & 300.
  3. ^ A hero of the Soviet Union 3
  4. ^ A hero of the Soviet Union; Highland: s. 41
  5. ^ A hero of the Soviet Union 5
  6. ^ Laukkanen, Jyrki. MiG-21 in Finnish Air Force (Apali, 2004, Hämeenlinna), s. 7. ISBN 952-5026-39-6

Sources[edit]

  • Belyakov, R.A. and J. Marmain. MiG: Fifty Years of Secret Aircraft Design. Shrewsbury, UK:Airlife, 1994. ISBN 1-85310-488-4.
  • Hirvonen, Pauli: MMM - Nuorten Ilmailukirja, Otava, Helsinki, 1961 (s. 132)
  • Highland, H.J.: Hauska on tietää 4 - Lentotaito, WSOY, 1974, suom. T.J. Kivilahti (alkuteos Wonder Books, Englanti 1961-66, suom. teos painettu Puolassa) ISBN 951-0-04274-9
  • Lahtela & Nykänen (toim.): MiG-21 Suomen sinessä, Karjalan Lennoston Kilta ry./Kevama Graf, 1998, Kuopio ISBN 951-97839-0-3 (s.24)