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Fedor OPADCHY

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(14. 1. 1907 - 10. 4. 1996)

F ROAR Fedorovich Opadchy - pilot test, Colonel. Born January 14, 1907 in the village of Rotovka now Putivl district of Sumy region (Ukraine). By nationality Ukrainian. Graduated proftehshkolu, worked as a fitter-mechanic in a sugar zavode.V Red Army from 1929. In 1931 he graduated from the Gatchina Military Aviation Pilot School, left in her flight instructor. In 1932-1936 T pilot-instructor Lugano Military Aviation Pilot School. From 1936 to T flight test work in the Scientific Testing Institute of the Air Force (NII VVS). Conducted tests jets training dive bombing.

. In Private Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940: in December 1939 T T March 1940 squadron commander, 85 th Bomber Aviation Regiment, flew about 30 combat missions on a plane SB.Odnim first used in combat dive bombing.,

. In Great Private Otechestvennoyvoyny: in July-August 1941 T deputy commander of 410 th bombardirovochnogoaviatsionnogo Regiment (Western Front), formed from the test pilots the Air Force Institute
. He flew over 10 sorties in the Pe-2. In September 1941, engaged in the formation reconnaissance squadron, consisting of German aircraft production (captured or imported before the war). After a heavy accident on the plane for a long time was treated.

From 1942 T again at flight test work in the Air Force Institute. In 1943-1945 T test pilot EDO VM Myasishchev. Tested a long-range bombers DVB-102 and DB-108 aircraft DIS.

From January 1946 to T flight test work in the Tupolev Design Bureau. Tested the bombers Tu-7, Tu-8, 73 L, 78 L, Tu-14 Tu-18 transport aircraft, Tu-70, various modifications of the Tu-2 bombers and Tu-4.

In 1951-1957 T test pilot EDO VM Myasishchev. In 1953, made its first flight and then tested a strategic bomber M-4. Participated in testing bomber 3M.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Fyodor Opadchemu awarded on Feb. 7, 1957 for their courage and heroism shown during the trial of a new aviation technology.

. Since 1957 T in stock
. During the flight rabotyosvoil more than 100 types of aircraft. Until 1960 he worked as an engineer and instructor in the OKB V. Myasishev.

Honored Test Pilot of the USSR (1959). Lenin Prize (1957). Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 5 orders of the Red Banner, 2 orders of the Patriotic War, 1-st degree, 2 orders of Red Star and medals.

F ill in Moscow. Died April 10, 1996. Buried in the cemetery L Rakitka Leninsky district, Moscow region (31-th km. Kaluga highway).

Biography provided by A. Simonov




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