Rostislav Belyakov †

A Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat (Photo USAF)

A Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat (Photo USAF)

Rostislav Belyakov joined the Mikoyan-Gurevich company in 1941 as a young aeronautical engineer, and succeeded MiG founder Artem Mikoyan in 1969. He was chief designer for the MiG-23, MiG-25 and MiG-29 projects.

Belyakov died aged 94 on February 28 in Moscow.


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