The esteemed General Designer of the MiG and outstanding Russian aeronautical engineer died on February 28, 2014, aged 95. He played an active part in creating the very first MiG fighters.
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The esteemed General Designer of the MiG and outstanding Russian aeronautical engineer died on February 28, 2014, aged 95. Rostislav Apollosovich Belyakov was born on March 4, 1919, in Murom ( distance between Moscow and Murom is 277.7 km ). After graduating in 1941 from the Moscow Aviation Institute, he was assigned to the Special Design Unit at Aviakhim Aircraft Plant № 1 under Chief Designer Artem Mikoyan.
In a short time, Belyakov became a top specialist in aircraft control systems and landing aids. He played an active part in creating the very first MiG fighters. // MiG-3 was a Soviet fighter aircraft used during World War II.
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