Vasily Degtyaryov

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1880 – 1949

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Who was Vasily Degtyaryov?

Vasily Alekseyevich Degtyaryov was a Russian weapons designer, Major General of the Engineering and Artillery Service, Doctor of Technical Sciences, and Hero of Socialist Labor. He became a CPSU member in 1941.

Vasily Degtyaryov headed the first Soviet firearms design bureau. He created several types of machine guns, submachine guns and anti-tank guns.

Vasily Degtyaryov was awarded the USSR's State Stalin Prize in 1941, 1942, 1944, and 1949. He was also awarded three Orders of Lenin, four other orders and different medals.

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Born
Jan 2, 1880
Tula
Nationality
  • Russia
Died
Jan 16, 1949
Moscow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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