Kostikov Andrew G.( Design)
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Biography Kostikov Andrew G.
Kostikov Andrew G. (1900 - December. 1950), Designer. He has a higher engineering education. He worked in a jet Institute. At the end of 1930. wrote a denunciation of his colleagues at the Institute. As a result of denunciation were arrested designers I.T. Kleimenov, VP. Glushko. S.P. Korolev and other. Was appointed before. Commission of Inquiry "sabotage" in the Institute. Spoke against his colleagues on charges of "sabotage" and "subversive activities", which cost many camps, and some (in t.ch. Kleimenova) life. I made a quick career, becoming chief engineer and then director of the Institute. Later Kostikov tried to arrogate to itself the honor of the invention rocket launcher - the legendary "Katyusha", tk. its inventors G.E. Langemak and Glushko were repressed. Patronized I.V. Stalin. However, after the promised Kostikov jet fighter was not built, Kostikov 18.2.1944 was suspended from work and in his case assigned to the investigation of the NKVD. He was arrested and possibly ended his days in prison (or was shot).