Tupolev, Andrei Nikolayevich
(1888-1972) Russian chief designer. Chief Designer and General Designer 1943-1972 of OKB-156.
Pre-eminent Soviet designer of bombers and transports. Several of his Tu-95 bombers were modified for air-drop of cruise missiles and spaceplanes. He also designed boost-glide space bombers in the 1950's and 1960's. His bureau developed the Tu-2000 hypersonic bomber / space shuttle in the 1990's.
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Siddiqi, Asif A, The Soviet Space Race With Apollo, University Press of Florida, 2003.
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