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Myasishchev Design Bureau

Russia, 140180,
Moscow region,
Zhukovsky-5, Narkomvod
Phone: (495) 740-02-82
Fax:      (495) 728-41-30
E-mail: mdb@mail.sitek.

Myasishchev Design Bureau - named after General Designer Vladimir Mikhailovich Myasishchev - is the successor and continuer of the preceding design offices headed by the outstanding designer. From 1934 till 1937 under the guidance of A. Tupolev, V. Myasishchev was engaged in the development of TB-1, TB-3, ANT-20 "Maxim Gorky" aircraft and ANT-41 torpedo carrier. Since 1937 he managed works on alteration of DC-3 license aircraft documentation for domestic series production. In 1938 without any grounds V.Myasishchev was subject to repressions, and the produced aircraft got the name Li-2.

From 1938 through1943 V. Myasishchev developed the design of a long-range, high altitude bomber DVB-102 and carried out its flight tests. And from 1943 through 1946 V. Myasishchev took over liabilities of the perished V. Petliakov and headed the development and manufacture of the improved versions of a diving bomber Pe-2. In 1946 that design bureau was dissolved. From 1946 till 1951 V. Myasishchev was engaged in teaching in Moscow Aviation Institute.

On 24 March 1951 V. Myasishchev organized the design bureau OKB-23 and after one year and 10 months the strategic bomber M-4 took off having outrun the rate of development of an American bomber B-52 that had the similar purpose. Since 1956 production of 3M strategic bomber modification (NATO reporting name-Bison), optimization of a new inflight "boom and drogue" refuelling system were initiated.

During those years V. Myasishchev worked over the designs of winged piloted satellites.

At the end of the 1950s a supersonic strategic aircraft M-50 (Bounder) was developed, with a technology and design that was ahead of the time. In 1960 the design bureau of V. Myasishchev was dissolved in accordance with N.S. Khrushev's decision.

From 1960 till 1967 V.Myasishchev headed the Central Aero-Hydrodynamic institute named after N.Zhukovsky.

On 14 June 1977 on the base of the Flight test base of the former OKB-23 V. Myasishchev organized a new design bureau called Experimental Design Bureau. Here under his guidance VM-T Atlant aviation transportation system was developed that ensured the delivery of sections of Energia launch vehicle and Buran space shuttle orbiter to Baikonur cosmodrome. Simultaneously the design bureau developed the cabin for Buran space shuttle orbiter and performed its flight tests in manual and automatic control modes at a large transport aircraft - analogue of Buran equipped with additional engines.

At that time MDB was also developing a high altitude subsonic M-17 Stratosphere aircraft with a high lift supercritical wing which ensured high altitude flying and setting of 25 world records.

In 1986 the Experimental Design Bureau, which got the name of Myasishchev after his death, was headed by Valery Konstantinovich Novikov. In 1988 already a new twin engine aircraft M-55 "Geophysica" (manufacturer - Smolensky Aircraft Building Plant) that set up 16 world records, made its maiden flight. While loitering at altitudes over 20 km is able to perform an effective monitoring both of the Earth surface and atmosphere.

Since 1993 M-55 "Geophysica" aircraft in the version of the air platform has participated in International programs of the Earth atmosphere and ozone layer investigation.

On March 31, 1995 M-101T Gzhel business class aircraft made its maiden flight (manufacturer - Nizhni Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant "Sokol"). To the present moment Gzhel aircraft, developed in compliance with the international certification requirements, is put into series production.

Since the 1970s Il-22M and Il-22M11 aircraft - "airborne command posts" have been developed and put into serial production.

Within the scope of conversion, the enterprise presently engaged in developing the Gzhel and Duet business-class aircraft, the M-500 agricultural aircraft, and the M-112 and M-150 cargo-passenger aircraft. The Myasishchev Construction Bureau received its name from Vladimir Myasishchev (Born in Yeremov in 1902, died in Moscow 1978). Focussing mainly on heavy bombers and special purpose aircraft, such as the experimental Geophysica, Myasishchev performed in a rather specialised niche. The work force numbered over 1,000 by 2003. April 28, 2006 Piekin Boris Romanovich was appointed to a post of General Director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Myasishchev Design Bureau".

In July 2006 on the base of "Ganimed" safe airdrop container a technical design of maritime airdrop container "Gorgona" with a crew of 3 rescuers was announced.

December 21, 2006 Proskurnin Anatoly Alekseevich was appointed to a post of General Director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Myasishchev Design Bureau".




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