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Posted 25 November 2016 - 12:00 PM

Legendary Russian-Armenian aircraft designer dies in Moscow

16:10 • 25.11.16


Hovhannes (Ivan) Mikoyan, a prominent Russian-Armenian aircraft designer best known for his MIG-29 fighters, has died in Moscow at age 89, Vesti.ru reports.

The legendary master devoted his career to an aircraft designing bureau founded by Artem Mikoyan, his uncle, starting as a leading engineer and later being promoted to the rank of design manager.

For his fourth-generation fighter jet’s design, Mikoyan was honored with the USSR state award. Until his late days, he served as an advisor for the Russian aircraft corporation MIG.


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