Shinroku Momose

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Momose.
Shinroku Momose
百瀬 晋六
Lieutenant (junior grade) Shinroku Momose (Yokosuka Naval Air Technical Arsenal) in 1943.jpg
Born (1919-02-20)20 February 1919
Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
Died 21 January 1997(1997-01-21) (aged 77)
Nationality Japanese
Education Tokyo Imperial University
Engineering career
Engineering discipline Aeronautics
Significant projects Subaru 1500
Significant design Subaru 360
Subaru Sambar
Subaru 1000
Significant awards Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (2004)

Shinroku Momose (百瀬 晋六 Momose Shinroku?, 1919–1997) was a Japanese aircraft/automotive engineer.
He is famous for the development of the Subaru 360, the Subaru Sambar and the Subaru 1000 series.

History[edit]

Fuji TR014X-2 Bus
  • January 1951 – Assigned to design the Subaru 1500 (project number "P-1").
  • February 1954 – Initial model of the Subaru 1500 was completed.
Subaru 1500 (P-1)
  • December 1955 – Production of Subaru 1500 was cancelled and Momose was assigned to design the Subaru 360 at the same time.
  • November 1957 – Assigned as the senior engineering manager, Isesaki Plant, Fuji Heavy Industries
  • March 3, 1958 – Subaru 360 was launched.
Subaru 360 (K111)
  • October 1960 – Assigned as the senior engineering manager, Gunma Workshop (Ota City), Fuji Heavy Industries
  • February 1961 – The first generation Subaru Sambar was launched.
Subaru Sambar
  • October 21, 1965 – Subaru 1000 was shown to the press at the Tokyo Hilton Hotel (where The Beatles stayed in June and July 1966)
  • May 14, 1966 – Subaru 1000 was launched.
Subaru 1000 (A522)
  • October 1966 – Promoted to the engineering director, Fuji Heavy Industries
  • May 1967 – Promoted to a board member of Fuji Heavy Industries
  • August 1968 – Assigned as the executive officer of the Subaru Engineering Division
  • June 1975 – Assigned as the executive officer of the Subaru Service Division
  • June 1983 – Assigned as a statutory auditor, Fuji Heavy Industries
  • 1987 - Awarded to the Technology Contribution Prize by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE)
  • June 1991 – Assigned as the technical advisor of the Subaru Research Laboratory
  • January 21, 1997 – Deceased
  • 2004 – Inducted to the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame

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