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LII named after Gromov: 80 years in service

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In the pre-war years, a problem arose in the Soviet Union: each flight design bureau, each flight test center had to solve technical problems that arose in the process of work alone.


Instead of combining the efforts of leading specialists into a single bureau, where it would be possible to solve the most complex problems faster and more efficiently, each structure had to act exclusively independently. To reverse this situation, a letter was sent to Joseph Stalin, in which it was proposed to create a single scientific center responsible for the methods of flight tests and research.

It was proposed to empower such a center with the capabilities to support the OKB, to conduct the most important research in the field of creating aviation techniques.

Stalin reacted positively to the initiative, and in 1941 the Flight Research Institute appeared in the Soviet Union, which became known as the Gromov Flight Research Institute.

About 1,5 thousand specialists began to work at the new institute, having been transferred from other structures and organizations related to aviation technology and its testing. The Institute began to solve ambitious tasks, which ultimately led to the creation of the latest aviation facilities with unique characteristics.

LII named after Gromov for 80 years in the service of the country:

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  1. lucul
    lucul 30 March 2021 12: 57
    +1
    In the pre-war years, a problem arose in the Soviet Union: each flight design bureau, each flight test center had to solve technical problems that arose in the process of work alone. Instead of combining the efforts of leading specialists into a single bureau, where it would be possible to solve the most complex problems faster and more efficiently, each structure had to act exclusively independently.

    That's right - division of labor is always progress.
    1. RealPilot
      RealPilot 30 March 2021 13: 19
      +3
      I had a chance to work with the guys from LII ...
      I congratulate them on this significant date! drinks

      Clear sky and new high achievements! good
  2. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 30 March 2021 13: 07
    +4
    Stalin reacted positively to the initiative, and in 1941 the Flight Research Institute appeared in the Soviet Union, which became known as the Gromov Flight Research Institute.
    Happy birthday to the Gromov LII, long years of life, and so that the hands of democrats and top managers do not touch you.
  3. Ros 56
    Ros 56 30 March 2021 14: 48
    +3
    Low bow to the founders of this institute, and happy anniversary to all those involved. They have provided and continue to ensure the security of the country. love
    1. atos_kin
      atos_kin 31 March 2021 11: 10
      +1
      Quote: Ros 56
      Low bows to the founders of this institute,

      Comrade Stalin created only what was needed.
      1. yehat2
        yehat2 April 1 2021 10: 30
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        no need to mold an idol out of it.
        Although he was an erudite and intelligent politician, he loved to make multifaceted well-considered decisions, but he was also mistaken - somewhere he himself, somewhere because of incorrect information and also created unnecessary ones. As an example, he canceled his own project for a new Moscow.
        1. atos_kin
          atos_kin April 3 2021 08: 48
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          Your example just confirms that Comrade Stalin created only what was needed.
  4. Konnick
    Konnick April 3 2021 09: 05
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    Quote: tihonmarine
    Stalin reacted positively to the initiative, and in 1941 the Flight Research Institute appeared in the Soviet Union, which became known as the Gromov Flight Research Institute.
    Happy birthday to the Gromov LII, long years of life, and so that the hands of democrats and top managers do not touch you.

    Good wish)
    But CIAM, in contrast to the specialist Pushkarsky at LII, has a general from the top oil and gas, and besides, he has English citizenship (