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Gerchik, Konstantin Vasilyevich (1918-) Russian officer. Colonel-General, Commander of the RVSN Strategic Rocket Forces from August 1972 to 1979.

Chief of Staff at Baikonur from 1957, Chief of Launch Complexes there from 1958. Relieved from his duties at Baikonur after the Nedelin disaster in 1961. However career seemed undamaged, thereafter made Chief of Special Command Points of the Rocket Forces, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the RVSN, Chief of Staff for a Rocket Army, then named Commander. Retired in 1979.

Born: 1918.09.27.

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  • RVSN Russian agency overseeing development of spacecraft. Raketniye Voiska Stratigcheskovo Naznacheniya (Russian Strategic Rocket Forces), Russia. More...

  • Pervov, Mikhail, Raketnoye Oruzhiye RVSN, Violanta, Moscow, 1999..

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