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VasilyDegtyaryov
Vasily Alekseyevich Degtyaryov
Nationality

Soviet Union

Date of Birth

January 2, 1880

Date of Death

January 16, 1949 (aged 69)

Associated Companies

ZiD

Role(s)

Engineer

Famous Works

DP, DShK, RPD


Vasily Alekseyevich Degtyaryov (also spelt Degtyarev) was a Russian firearms engineer and designer.

HistoryEdit

Degtyaryov headed the first firearms design bureau in Soviet Russia, and during that time, designed quite a few firearms. For his contributions, he received many awards, including the Hero for Socialist Labor award (the second such person to receive said award, the first being Joseph Stalin) and the Stalin State Prize (including one posthumous prize).

WorksEdit

Degtyaryov is known for his work on the DP, DShK (jointly with Georgy Shpagin) and RPD light machine guns.

ReferencesEdit

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