Nikolay Kamov

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Nikolay Ilyich Kamov
A Soviet stamp, commemorating Kamov's contributions to Socialist labour.

Nikolay Ilyich Kamov (Russian: Никола́й Ильи́ч Ка́мов) was the leading constructor of the Soviet/Russian Kamov helicopter design bureau. He was born on September 14, 1902 in Irkutsk but lived in Tomsk until his death on November 24, 1973 in Moscow. He graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University with a physics-engineering degree in 1923, and began work as a Soviet aeronautic engineer. He was awarded the USSR State Prize for his contribution to the Soviet Union.