The legendary designer of Ruslan passed away

It is reported that a Soviet and Russian aircraft designer, one of the legendary creators of the largest aircraft in the world, the An-83 Ruslan and An-124 Mriya Viktor Tolmachyov, passed away at the age of 225. Information about the departure from the life of Viktor Tolmachyov leads Alexey Rogozin - general director of the airline complex named after Ilyushin.
Victor Tolmachev was born in August 1934 in the city of Kursk. Graduated with honors from Kharkov aviation Institute (KhAI), and in 1964 began working as a design engineer in the Antonov Design Bureau. He went up the career ladder at the enterprise from the head of the brigade to the chief designer of the Ruslan and Mriya aircraft.
In addition to the models mentioned, Viktor Ilyich worked on the creation of most other models of the AN.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Viktor Tolmachyov became the technical director of Volga-Dnepr Airlines. A year later, he received the State Prize of Ukraine for designing the An-124 Ruslan.
Viktor Ilyich suffered a serious deterioration in relations between Russia and Ukraine. He was equally hard on the difficulties at the Antonov enterprise, to which he devoted decades of his life. In the last years of his life, the legendary aircraft designer was seriously ill.
"Military Review" expresses sincere condolences to the families and friends of Viktor Tolmachyov, whose name is forever inscribed in history domestic aviation.
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  1. +27
    7 June 2018 18: 42
    Honor and Respect to such people.
    1. +17
      7 June 2018 18: 44
      Everlasting memory
    2. +10
      7 June 2018 18: 45
      "Military Review" expresses sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of Viktor Tolmachev, whose name is forever inscribed in the history of domestic aviation.

      I am joining. Land in peace and Eternal Memory.
      1. +4
        7 June 2018 21: 55
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        I am joining. Land in peace and Eternal Memory.

        The generation of "Monsters" is leaving, who will replace them, the question is ...
        1. +3
          7 June 2018 21: 57
          I really hope that Viktor Ilyich left worthy students and followers after himself.
    3. +3
      7 June 2018 18: 57
      Rest in peace. My condolences to the family.
    4. +3
      7 June 2018 19: 14
      Leaving the Soviet-era Design Guard. Everlasting memory!
      1. +7
        7 June 2018 19: 58
        Such a generation is leaving!
        Minutes are important. Roads every hour.
        They take away memories
        Farther from us. Past us. Through us

        They are kinder over the years, check!
        Devastation children, sons of war,
        They are full of dignity and in death
        And they don’t ask anything from the country.

        That's why I can’t live without fear
        Watch my father and mother age
        Save traces of their life, paper!
        Have time to ask and write ...

        Such a generation is leaving! ..
        Galina Sopochkina
      2. +5
        7 June 2018 19: 59
        Quote: SHURUM-BURUM
        The Design Guard leaves

        The era is leaving with her ...
    5. +3
      7 June 2018 20: 09
      Eternal Memory and the Kingdom of Heaven and condolences to the near and dear ones. Mourn
  2. +11
    7 June 2018 18: 42
    Thanks for the plane.
    1. +2
      7 June 2018 18: 57
      I am joining. Also for An-225. It turned out to be the most truly unique. And I am glad that there is a bit of Uzbek labor in this plane. During the USSR, this aircraft was a common Dream.
  3. +2
    7 June 2018 18: 56
    It is sad that this truly worthy person has passed away.
    The saddest thing is that such people are little known, instead of them they show on the "stars" of show business.
    Eternal memory to him.
  4. +4
    7 June 2018 19: 01
    Hey USE-shniki - take a good look at this photo, you will come in handy later when you build your first plane, unless you get scared of course. The history of such people teaches a lot ... in general, you will need.
    And I hasten to inform you, comrades from the Ministry of Education, that Mikhail Zadornov, a satirical writer, also passed away ... too early and at the wrong time, and ... unnaturally (a separate topic). You’re doing business there and don’t think that Medvedo-Fursinkovsky sabotage of the education system will be eliminated ... and new USE experts come out of your system every year, and soon they will fill the whole country - who will build the planes then? AND ?! Medvedev said in the early 2000s: "Our education system produces creative people, and we need" literate "consumers" .... I see? When consumers become unbearable, it will be too late! Soviet pensioners will not forever forge the shield of the country, the Unified State Examination-clowning at the scientific-state level is already close. The bowl, as always, will be filled with the last drops ... from your system .... if you do not have time to change it.
    1. +4
      7 June 2018 20: 13

      Eternal memory to such a person and constructor ....

      You would be here with your clowning, a little mouth ...
      1. 0
        7 June 2018 22: 02
        I have already honored the memory of the designer, not here, I have something and there is not only an official occasion. I also honored his memory here - read carefully.
  5. +1
    7 June 2018 19: 02
    we have lost one more genius of global aircraft manufacturing. sorry, really sorry. everlasting memory. condolences to relatives and friends.
  6. +5
    7 June 2018 19: 11
    Thank you for the pride of the Russian aircraft industry. You, too, went to heaven. The Kingdom of heaven.
    1. 0
      8 June 2018 08: 15
      Quote: Terenin
      Thank you for the pride of the Russian aircraft industry.

      Soviet, it’s more correct.
  7. +4
    7 June 2018 19: 15
    Victor (winners) Tolmachev leave, and instead of them Alexei Rogozin and Dmitry Patrushev. It’s sad.
  8. +3
    7 June 2018 19: 22
    Bright memory...
  9. +3
    7 June 2018 19: 26
    THANKS for the planes! !! hi And our last "forgive you" !!! hi
  10. +3
    7 June 2018 19: 57
    And yet the gene. the designer of the most successful An Russian!
    1. +2
      7 June 2018 21: 26
      All who consider themselves to be Ukrainians are actually also Russian, there are no Ukrainians and there have never been any as a separate nation, this is just another name for Russians living in the outskirts of Russia, the same as Sakhalin, Muscovite, Tambov ...
  11. +7
    7 June 2018 20: 27
    Viktor Tolmachev took part in the development and creation of almost all An aircraft and their modifications - An-2, An-14, An-8, An-10, An-12, An-24, An-22, An-26, An- 32, An-28.
    Since 1971, Tolmachev is the lead designer of the An-124 Ruslan project.
    In 1983, he became deputy chief designer, and in 1985, he was appointed chief designer for the An-124 Ruslan aircraft and its derivative, the six-engine An-225 Mriya.
    In 1991, Tolmachev moved from Kiev to Ulyanovsk and took the post of technical director of Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
    At the same time in 1992-1995 he worked at the Ulyanovsk agribusiness - Aviastar JSC (now Aviastar-SP JSC) as the chief designer of the plant.
    From 1997 to 2002 - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
    Since 2002 - Technical Director of Volga-Dnepr Group of Companies.
    Victor Tolmachev was engaged in teaching.
    From 1964 to 1992 - Associate Professor of the branch of the Kharkov Aviation Institute at the Aviation Scientific and Technical Complex. OK. Antonova.
    From 1994 to 1999 - professor at Ulyanovsk State Technical University.
    From 1995 to 1997 - Director of the Aviation Branch of Ulyanovsk State Technical University.
    He is the author of more than 100 scientific and technical publications and the inventor of numerous aviation devices. In 1997, he was elected a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. In 1998 he became a member of the International Academy of Inventors.
    Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine.
    June 7, 2018 Viktor Tolmachev passed away.
  12. +3
    7 June 2018 20: 31
    man with a capital letter, earth rest in peace
  13. +3
    7 June 2018 21: 02
    Bright memory to him. Oh, such a constructor will not grow in Ukraine soon, and will it grow in such conditions?
  14. +4
    7 June 2018 21: 24
    The legendary Soviet man left us ... Condolences to the family and friends ...
  15. +4
    7 June 2018 21: 40
    THE TITANS are leaving, but dust and decay remain, alas !!! sad
  16. +3
    7 June 2018 21: 41
    These people are the real elite of the people.
    Everlasting memory!
  17. +4
    7 June 2018 21: 48
    The elite is leaving ... Who will remain .. Who will replace .. Earth Pooh. And eternal memory
  18. +4
    7 June 2018 21: 49
    The man is truly legendary! Bright memory to him! But! It’s strange. Only we decided to revive the production of "Ruslans" - hl dies. constructor ... Coincidence?
    1. 0
      9 June 2018 11: 21
      Eighty three years old. It is not necessary to respect oneself that such a well-deserved person at such an age be forced to do his job. He has already undeservedly seen our modernity.
  19. +3
    8 June 2018 00: 03
    Viktor Ilyich lived a long and very fruitful life! Good memory of him and his deceased colleagues, their Helper Aircraft, left to us all!
    I think that one of the Ruslans will deserve the right to bear the name of Viktor Ilyich Tolmachev on board and the best memory for the creators of the aircraft will be the resumption of production of the Ruslans, and there, you see, the new Mriy-Dreams will fly up to the sky ?!
    Eternal Memory to an outstanding Aircraft Designer!

    PS During my very first flight, I went to the An-24 and since then, for the rest of my life, I have loved Antonov’s cars, I flew them a lot. "Ruslan" has repeatedly observed in flight, the beauty of the power of the indescribable!
    And “Mriya” was seen only in video and photo, also of impressive size, carefully replicated by Antonov’s model-copy at the Kiev VDNH of the Ukrainian SSR, in the late 80s.
  20. +1
    8 June 2018 07: 38
    The steel generation is leaving! Let the earth rest in peace .. I hope this man has passed on the experience.
  21. +1
    8 June 2018 10: 32
    So Pyotr Vasilyevich Balabuev (former general after Antonov) left Antonov in 2005, who disagreed with the general policy regarding the aircraft industry of Ukraine.
  22. +1
    9 June 2018 11: 19
    Rest in peace. Goodbye comrade.
    Until these "bright" days lived. Sad

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