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Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin ( ; – February 9, 1977) was a Russianmarker aircraft designer who founded the Ilyushin aircraft design bureau.

Born in Dilialevo, Russiamarker, he became interested in aviation in 1910 and was qualified as a pilot in World War I. After obtaining a degree in engineering from the Air Force Academy in 1926, he started designing aircraft. His Ilyushin Il-2 strike aircraft and Ilyushin Il-4 bomber were used extensively in World War II. After the war, his commercial airliners, such as the Ilyushin Il-18 and Ilyushin Il-62, saw extensive use.

On his passing in 1977, he was interred in Novodevichy Cemeterymarker in Moscow.


  • 1919 - aviation technician of VVS RKKA (Red Army)
  • 1921 - chief of aircraft repair train
  • 1926 - graduate of Air Force Academy named after prof. N.E.Zhukovski (three gliders were built in the Academy, the last one "Moscow" has taken the first prize for flight time in Germany), chief of a section of science-and-technology committee of VVS RKKA.
  • 1931 - chief of TsKB TsAGI
  • 1933 - chief of TsKB at Moscow plant named after V.R.Menzhinski which has grown into the well known Ilyushin OKB.
  • 1935 - the main designer of the OKB
  • 1956-1970 - the chief designer of the OKB
  • 1967 - General-Colonel of Engineering/Technical Service
  • 1968 - Academician of USSR Academy of Science

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