(5. 11. 1928 - 3. 6. 1973)
By ozlov Mikhail test pilot Tupolev Design Bureau, Colonel. Born Nov. 5, 1928 in the village Ezhov Galich district now Kostroma region. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1953. Graduated 10 classes. In the Soviet Army from 1946. In 1947 he graduated from the Tambov Military Aviation School. In 1951 he graduated Kirovobadskoe Military Aviation School. Served in its pilot-instructor.
In 1955 he entered the Test Pilot School. After graduation came in 1957, worked in the Tupolev Design Bureau. Participated in the engineering development of aircraft, carried out research on special missions and critical modes. March 18, 1961 with a navigator KI Malkhasyan first raised to the sky prototype long-range interceptor, the Tu-128. In 1966 he graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Mikhail Vasilievich Kozlov conferred by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of 22 July 1966 for their courage and heroism, . shown during testing of new aviation technology.,
. In 1970 he was appointed head of flight services EDO
. Participated in the factory and state tests world's first supersonic passenger aircraft Tu-144, flew on a plane, an analogue of MiG-21I. Total mastered 50 types of aircraft and helicopters. In 1972 he was awarded the title of Honored Test Pilot.
June 3, 1973 at the Air Show in Le Bourget (France), Colonel Kozlov's crew was supposed to demonstrate in flight Tu-144. During the course of the take-off aircraft crossed the French Mirage fighter Б∙ Б∙╘, made unauthorized filming Tu-144. Kozlov tried to escape from the collision, podnyrnuv under Б∙ Б∙╘ Mirage. It became negative overload, higher than estimated. The plane disintegrated in the air. Crew was killed.
P Ohorona in Moscow at the Novodevichy cemetery. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, the October Revolution, Red Star and medals.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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