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Vladimir Yermolaev

Vladimir Yermolaev

Vladimir Grigoryevich Yermolaev
(1908 - 1944)

Vladimir Grigoryevich Yermolaev (1909-1944) was a Soviet aircraft designer, general-major of aviation engineering service. He graduated from the Moscow State University in 1931.

Yermolaev was a leading engineer in development of "Stal-7" aircraft. Yermolaev became the chief of OKB of R.L. Bartini in 1939 after Bartini was arrested; he led the development and production of Stal-7 based long range bomber Er-2 (DB-240) and its variants Er-4 with ACh-30 engines. Executed R.L. Bartini became a subordinate of Yermolaev.

Yermolaev died in 1944 due to a typhus infection. His OKB was inherited by P.O. Sukhoy.

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