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Legendary L.N. Kartsev, chief designer of Soviet tanks, passed away

Life takes its toll, time cannot be stopped. Those who made the Age, who stood at the origins of the Legends, are leaving us. That was Leonid Nikolaevich Kartsev. His Tanks can be called analogues of the famous Kalash in armored vehicles, where reliability was paramount. unpretentiousness and manufacturability, while not dropping the bar of combat effectiveness.
In spite of the fact that only T-62 created under his guidance “from and to” can be called purely kartsevskiy, but t-54 / 55 and T-72 carry many solutions created by his talent. I think what can be said about the famous and at the moment, one way or another, the only Tagil tank school in the Russian Federation that it is to a large extent “Kartsevskaya”, despite the fact that he left the design office about 40 years ago.
Lived Master 90 years, modestly remaining in the shadows, undeservedly forgotten. But all tankmen, tank builders and tank lovers, I am sure, will remember this great man, who gave our country a duty both on the battlefields of the Great Patriotic War, and in factory workshops and on tank test sites. He will live in the Ural formidable machines of his Spirit and Thought.
13 April is gone. Our condolences to relatives and friends, eternal memory and earth down to Leonid Nikolayevich.
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  1. mark1
    mark1 April 14 2013 08: 19 New
    Lived a worthy life of a worthy person. Everlasting memory.
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 14 2013 12: 38 New
      Eternal memory to a bright man!
      1. Simon
        Simon April 14 2013 16: 16 New
        Memory will live in his tanks and technologies.
        1. Ilyukha
          Ilyukha April 16 2013 12: 52 New
          We will see the development of his design ideas in the tanks of the future. He died only physically, his ideas will be embodied in steel in the 21st century.
  2. Svatdevostator
    Svatdevostator April 14 2013 08: 24 New
    Today there aren’t enough such people. Eternal memory to him.
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco April 14 2013 14: 15 New
      Quote: Svatdevostator
      There are not enough such people now.

      You know, I would like to hope that Leonid Nikolaevich left behind worthy students to whom he passed on invaluable experience. You can say the words of A.S. Pushkin I erected a monument to myself not man-made
      People's path will not grow to it,
      He ascended higher as the head of the unruly
      The Alexandrian Pillar.
  3. Bort radist
    Bort radist April 14 2013 08: 25 New
    "Monument" he created during his lifetime. Each tank shot is a salute in his honor. Condolences to the family.
    1. densyaophyng
      densyaophyng April 14 2013 12: 37 New
      Monument to the T-62 tank in Michurinsk (near Tambov.
  4. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 April 14 2013 08: 44 New
    Eternal memory, the technique he actually created is a monument to him for all time ...
  5. Nayhas
    Nayhas April 14 2013 08: 53 New
    He left behind the most interesting memoirs “Memoirs of the Chief Designer of Tanks”. Condolences to the family.
  6. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets April 14 2013 08: 57 New
    If everyone left behind such a mark, how much better would life be.
  7. CAMS
    CAMS April 14 2013 09: 03 New
    I envy such a fate !!!
  8. AK-47
    AK-47 April 14 2013 09: 20 New
    “I see satisfaction with my life only in the fact that I never bowed to anyone and did not seek out anyone, I did not please those in power, did nothing against my conscience. Never having put up with humiliation, I myself, being vested with administrative power over people, tried to do my best not to offend their human dignity.
    Statement by L. N. Kartseva
    In the year 1964. N. S. Khrushchev, seeing the effective firing of IT-1 tank fighter missiles, concluded that there is no point in tanks if they are so successfully hit by missiles. The designer replied: “This will not happen in battle. In addition, a well trained and perfectly knowledgeable engineer was shooting now. But tanks are still needed! ” This time Nikita Sergeevich said: “We are arguing and not meeting for the last time. We’ll also see which of us is right. History will judge. ”
    An episode from the life of L. N. Kartsev
  9. Konstantm
    Konstantm April 14 2013 09: 25 New
    Kingdom of heaven !!! Eternal memory and Great Gratitude !!!
  10. bask
    bask April 14 2013 09: 40 New
    A happy man, was. All my life I was engaged in my FAVORITE CASE !!!!
    Kingdom of Heaven. Such people must be remembered and learned from them !!!!
  11. Warchief
    Warchief April 14 2013 09: 54 New
    The man is certainly good, sorry for his tanks full of trash.
    1. vilenich
      vilenich April 14 2013 11: 12 New
      Quote: Warchief
      The man is certainly good, sorry for his tanks full of trash.

      Yes, you don’t need it, especially to the deceased!
    2. GHG
      GHG April 14 2013 11: 18 New
      Trash is you ... you are a tramp laughing
    3. Homo
      Homo April 14 2013 12: 10 New
      However, NATO was so afraid of this "trash" that they prepared a project for flooding parts of Germany to stop them.
    4. aksakal
      aksakal April 14 2013 13: 32 New
      Quote: Warchief
      The man is certainly good, sorry for his tanks full of trash
      - after that, after such a post, when you are talking with them in a harsh tone, all these warchiffs, they still dare to be offended.
      It’s rubbish itself, but its trash strives to smear everything around.
      Condolences to the family and friends of the great designer, the greatest designer will be rest in peace. Imanda Bolsyn!
    5. wolf1945
      wolf1945 April 14 2013 14: 09 New
      You have not seen the trash and probably will not see!
    6. Sirocco
      Sirocco April 14 2013 14: 21 New
      I understand that you have such a job, crap fool But, what have you done in your life so that you would have a memory? Shit in the well from which you drink? I hope you do not get dysentery laughing I hope they will not be at your grave, our descendants will dance the lambada.
    7. Bort radist
      Bort radist April 14 2013 16: 15 New
      Quote: Warchief
      sorry for his tanks

      Well, one banana worked and calmed down. You, monkey shit, are you eating them right away or what? Sorry, fellow officers, could not stand it.
    8. Krapovy32
      Krapovy32 April 14 2013 20: 44 New
      Quote: Warchief

      And you boor, this person created the technique that was the shield of our Motherland. You didn’t make a thousandth of this, but he did. Such as he is the pride of our homeland. And do not you dirty his name, sipped NATO.
    9. Russian knight
      Russian knight April 14 2013 20: 46 New
      Quote: Warchief
      The man is certainly good, sorry for his tanks full of trash.

      Fill your face for such words. You have neither conscience nor honor.
    10. wax
      wax April 14 2013 22: 19 New
      Spring has come, the thought has come to life.
    11. ramsi
      ramsi April 14 2013 22: 46 New
      Well, not true! Improvement, of course, much is possible (and necessary!). But in general - I envy
    12. AndreyAB
      AndreyAB April 15 2013 10: 48 New
      And what did he do well? To fool around is simply how to live with it unless of course there is a conscience.
  12. Andy
    Andy April 14 2013 10: 03 New
    another REAL MAN left.
  13. v53993
    v53993 April 14 2013 10: 11 New
    A low bow to him from Russia and eternal memory for what he did.
  14. Navuxonastupil
    Navuxonastupil April 14 2013 12: 00 New
    Old soldiers do not leave. Just the wind sweeps their tracks ...
  15. b_e_l_y_s_h
    b_e_l_y_s_h April 14 2013 12: 24 New
    Quote: Warchief
    The man is certainly good, sorry for his tanks full of trash.
    Firstly, he is deceased, and the deceased must be either good or not talked at all. Secondly, why are his tanks trash? If you compare with the samples of tanks of other countries at that time, then these were quite good tanks. By the way, stop trolling here, it’s thick with you.
  16. Sotnik77s
    Sotnik77s April 14 2013 13: 40 New
  17. soaring
    soaring April 14 2013 13: 43 New
    People, do not get fooled by provocations of mud-aks, like (Warchief) ... This is not our person.
    Kartsev- it’s a pity that there are so few people like him now !!! To a good man and a great engineer, ETERNAL MEMORY !!!
  18. _KM_
    _KM_ April 14 2013 14: 11 New
    Sadly, such PEOPLE leave.
  19. indrik
    indrik April 14 2013 14: 49 New
    is there a decent change?
  20. Skorobogatov_P
    Skorobogatov_P April 14 2013 16: 44 New
    I didn’t remember the person’s nickname with the letter “M” calling Kartsev’s tanks rubbish. Yes, that's just this "trash" is still fighting, and quite successfully. I myself have a lot of complaints about the T-72 tanks (T-62 is not in competition), and Kaptsev’s manner, to put it mildly, omit their competitors, and for the frequent no less, but more prominent people (both Morozov and Shomin ) But this is all explainable - he is in tank building like Yakovlev in the history of our aviation (though he was unlucky with a career) - he was a subverter of authority and a taoantly constructor. It is no coincidence that quite a few people call Yakovlev’s airplanes also “rubbish”. True, I did not meet such people among the pilots who fought on the Yaks. There were a huge number of tankers dealing with the T-72, I didn’t hear such a rating from anyone, although they served on both the T-64 and T-80. I do not want to spread - no place. The blessed memory of the outstanding patriot of the motherland, the soda of Russia, the Russian tanker.
    1. Mikhado
      April 14 2013 22: 53 New
      Quote: Skorobogatov_P
      to the manner of Kaptsev, to put it mildly, to lower his competitors, and for the frequent no less, but more outstanding people (both Morozov and Shomin)

      I don’t know who KaPtsev is, and what distinguished Morozov was more like there, the real KarTsev honestly competed with the very powerful Kharkov lobby in unequal conditions, give an example of "lowering".
      I understand everything, Kharkiv’s beloved 64TDF, which was torn out of their native 5, still hurts with blood and their “rude and inexhaustible” Ural chassis hurts their eyes. Apologists from their school have reminded us of this pain on this site more than once.
      Do not get personal, leave the stories that left with their conflicts, especially in the epitaph note, have respect.
  21. Explore
    Explore April 14 2013 16: 58 New
    The Great Man of the once Great Country is gone. Bright memory to him.
    Fortunately, talented followers are still alive and continue to create.
    But then what? They will leave (all leave) and there will remain a generation of managers, traders and lawyers.
    What a pity ...
  22. 120352
    120352 April 14 2013 17: 00 New
    The life of real people continues after their biological death. The presence of a subject (source of activity) is evidenced by its effect on others. The influence of Kartsev on the design and construction of tanks will continue for decades - this is evidence of the continuation of his life. Bright memory!
  23. Sinbad
    Sinbad April 14 2013 17: 29 New
    Humble Great Man and Designer! His deeds are great and he left great memory of himself. It is not for us to judge him, but for us to regret his departure.
    It is a pity that there are those who make their judgments about man and his creations in computer games. You can understand what a tank is only by mastering it. And the delight that I experienced behind the levers of this machine did not pass through me even after thirty years.
    1. Ilyukha
      Ilyukha April 16 2013 13: 01 New
      With whom to compare Kartseva in the history of the country? Perhaps it will be appropriate with Korolev. The technical thought of Korolev is still the basis of our cosmonautics, and Kartsev’s steel machines are the basis of the striking power of the ground forces in many countries.
      And they worked in about the same years.
      Kartsev’s personality will be appreciated in the history of the country later. He was modest during his lifetime. Such contemporaries do not see.
  24. Sochi
    Sochi April 14 2013 17: 36 New
    Bright memory ... These are people of his generation, and people like him have dedicated their lives to the country, the people and were happy that they had such an honor!
  25. waisson
    waisson April 14 2013 19: 34 New
  26. Vtel
    Vtel April 14 2013 20: 20 New
    The armor is strong and our tanks are fast! God bless the soul of your servant Leonid.
  27. razved
    razved April 14 2013 20: 32 New
    Eternal bright memory to the Great Man who devoted himself to serving the Motherland !!!
  28. cherkas.oe
    cherkas.oe April 14 2013 22: 34 New
    How little remains on our earth of people who have truly done a lot for the motherland and fought for real, but in the 41st he was only 18 years old, he was three years younger than my mother, and his father six years old, his father already no 21 years old, mother thank God is alive. Four more years, and there will be no such people at all, no one to ask: - "how was everything really"? Glory! a true warrior, hard worker, and engineer. Eternal memory and respect.
  29. not good
    not good April 14 2013 23: 39 New
    The old guard is leaving, it’s a pity, God forbid that those who take the shift should be just as professional and selflessly devoted to their homeland!
  30. shultz21070
    shultz21070 April 14 2013 23: 41 New
    rest in peace...
  31. albatross
    albatross April 15 2013 01: 41 New
    Yes, the greatness of our country is built by modest people. Kingdom of heaven!
  32. DAGESTAN333
    DAGESTAN333 April 15 2013 08: 55 New
    Earth rest in peace to him. Condolences to relatives.
  33. AndreyAB
    AndreyAB April 15 2013 10: 48 New
    Eternal memory and low bow.
  34. Ilyukha
    Ilyukha April 16 2013 12: 35 New
    Only today I learned about Kartsev’s passing away. For us, the Urals, this is a special person. It was here, in Nizhny Tagil, that his thoughts were embodied in steel. It was the strength of his design thought that brought glory to Russian tanks in numerous wars of the second half of the 20th century .
    Recall T-55, T-62, T-72. These are not examples of some miraculous technology from the exhibition, these are the most massive tanks of the 20th century. We count T-55 about 100 thousand pieces, T-62 about 20 thousand pieces, T-72 about 30 thousand pieces. These are the minimum figures, since the issue was carried out in different countries, and there is no complete data.
    Who else is the "father" of so many military vehicles?
    There is no such thing in the world.
    What a pity that he is no more ...
  35. Danash I
    Danash I April 16 2013 17: 33 New
    Quote: Russian Knight
    Quote: Warchief
    The man is certainly good, sorry for his tanks full of trash.

    Fill your face for such words. You have neither conscience nor honor.

    to beat. legs. long. long. long lunch. and beat again. MAN for the homeland
  36. Ilyukha
    Ilyukha April 16 2013 18: 16 New
    So, designer Leonid Kartsev also left. Only Kalashnikov remained from our great contemporaries.