Saturday, March 29, 2008

Russia Kotin PCBCS

Russia PCBCS (Post Cards Bearing Commemorative Stamp)
Name: The 100th birth anniversary of Joseph Yakovlevich Kotin (1908-1979), a designer
Date of Issue: 07 March 2008

Joseph Yakovlevich Kotin (Russian language: Жозеф Яковлевич Котин)(March 10, 1908 - October 21, 1979) was a Russian chief designer of Soviet military and civil vehicles.

The heavy tanks KW-1, KW-85, IS-1, IS-2, IS-3, the heavy self-propelled gun carriages SU-152, ISU-152, ISU-122, which became light swimming tanks PT-76 and the tractor "Kirowez" under his guidance developed.

He designed many heavy tanks and was awarded with the State Premium in 1941, 1943, 1946, 1948. Member to the Order of Lenin 4 times, Order of the October Revolution, Red Banner, Suvorov (I and II), Work Red Banner (3 times), Patriotic War, Red Star (3 times). General-Engineer, Hero of the USSR (Sickle and Hammer).

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