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Nikolay Mikhailovich Afanasyev
Born Nikolay Mikhailovich Afanasyev
(1916-11-14)November 14, 1916
St. Petersburg, Russia.
Died March 15, 2009(2009-03-15) (aged 92)
Occupation Weapons designer

Nikolay Mikhailovich Afanasyev (Russian: Николай Михайлович Афанасьев) (November 14, 1916 – March 15, 2009) was a Soviet firearms designer.[1]

Afanasiev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1938 he graduated from a Tekhnikum of the Mechanization of Agriculture. In 1939 was drafted to serve tank corps in Mongolia, where he started to work on machine gun design. After the Nazi invasion of the USSR, he volunteered for front-line service. He was allowed to fighter from September 1941 until the fall of 1942, when he was recalled to work armaments, initially on improving fuses for 82- and 120-mm mortars. After 1948 he worked at the KBP Instrument Design Bureau.[1]


Honours and awards


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 "Памяти Николая Михайловича Афанасьева", КАЛАШНИКОВ. ОРУЖИЕ, БОЕПРИПАСЫ, СНАРЯЖЕНИЕ 2009/4, p. 24
  2. Руслан Учмак, "Не вписавшийся в классификации. Лёгкий пулемёт под пистолетный патрон конструкции Лютого, Афанасьева и Дейкина", Kalashnikov 2012/5, pp. 82-87; addendum photo with the belt and its box: Коробка и лента к пулемету ЛАД под 7,62-мм пистолетный патрон
  3. Monetchikov, Sergei (2005) (in Russian). История русского автомата [The History of Russian Assault Rifle]. St. Petersburg: Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps. pp. 87–93. ISBN 5-98655-006-4. 

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