Nikolay Mikhaylovich Afanasyev
|Nikolay Mikhailovich Afanasyev|
|Born||Nikolay Mikhailovich Afanasyev|
November 14, 1916
St. Petersburg, Russia.
|Died||March 15, 2009(aged 92)|
In 1939 he was drafted to serve in a tank corps in Mongolia, where he started to work on machine gun design. After the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, he volunteered for front-line service. He was allowed to be a fighter from September 1941 until the fall of 1942, when he was recalled to work on armaments, initially on improving fuses for 82- and 120-mm mortars.
He died on 15 March 2009.
- LAD machine gun - 1942
- Afanasev A-12.7 - 1950
- Afanasev Makarov AM-23 - 1953
- a bullpup design with which he participated in the AKM contest - 1955
- 2A-14 23 mm autocannon, used in the ZU-23 - 1960 (with P.G. Yakushev)
- 2A-7 23 mm autocannon, used in the ZSU-23-4 - 1960 (with P.G. Yakushev)
- TKB-0136, competed in Project Abakan
- OTs-02 Kiparis
Honours and awards
- Hero of Socialist Labour (1986) - For achievements in the design of aircraft gun armament
- Two Orders of Lenin (1963, 1986)
- Order of the October Revolution (1977)
- Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd class (1963)
- USSR State Prize (1967)
- Mosin Prize
- Honoured Inventor of the RSFSR (1968)
- "Памяти Николая Михайловича Афанасьева", КАЛАШНИКОВ. ОРУЖИЕ, БОЕПРИПАСЫ, СНАРЯЖЕНИЕ 2009/4, p. 24
- Руслан Учмак, "Не вписавшийся в классификации. Лёгкий пулемёт под пистолетный патрон конструкции Лютого, Афанасьева и Дейкина", Kalashnikov 2012/5, pp. 82-87; addendum photo with the belt and its box: Коробка и лента к пулемету ЛАД под 7,62-мм пистолетный патрон Archived 2014-02-09 at the Wayback Machine.
- Monetchikov, Sergei (2005). История русского автомата [The History of Russian Assault Rifle] (in Russian). St. Petersburg: Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps. pp. 87–93. ISBN 5-98655-006-4.