Nikolay Kamov

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Nikolay I. Kamov
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Native name
Никола́й Ильи́ч Ка́мов
Born1902 (age 116–117)
DiedNovember 24, 1973(1973-11-24) (aged 71)
Burial placeNovodevichy Cemetery
CitizenshipSoviet Union
Alma materTomsk Polytechnic University (1923)
Years active1923–1973
Known forhelicopter designer, scientist in aerospace engineering domain, founder of the Kamov Design Bureau (1940)
Home townMoscow
TitleDoctor of Science
SuccessorSergey Mikheyev [ru]
AwardsHero of Socialist Labour
USSR State Prize
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Nikolay Ilyich Kamov (Russian: Никола́й Ильи́ч Ка́мов; September 14, 1902 - November 24, 1973) was a Soviet aerospace engineer, a pioneer in the design of helicopters, and founder of the Kamov helicopter design bureau.[1][2][3]


Kamov was born in Irkutsk but lived in Tomsk until his death on November 24, 1973 in Moscow. He graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University with an engineering degree in 1923.[3]

Kamov worked with Dmitry Grigorovich and later - for TsAGI. In 1940 he was assigned to establish the new helicopter OKB which was later named after him.[1]


A Soviet post stamp commemorating Kamov's contributions to the Soviet aviation

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  1. ^ a b Свищёв, Георгий, ed. (1994). Авиация : Энциклопедия [Aviation : Encyclopedia] (in Russian). Москва: Большая российская энциклопедия : ЦАГИ. p. 735.
  2. ^ Остапенко, Юрий, ed. (2005). XX век. Авиастроение России в лицах [XXth Century. Faces of Russian Aviation Industry] (in Russian). Москва: МОО «Общество авиастроителей». p. 552.
  3. ^ a b Савинский, Юрий (2002). Камов. Творческая биография конструктора вертолётов [Kamov. Creative biography of the Helicopters Designer] (in Russian). Москва: Полигон-Пресс. p. 200.
  4. ^ "Kamov Design Bureau". Retrieved 2018-11-26.