Boris Grigorievich
Yegorov

1917-1995


Boris Grigorievich Yegorov was a designer of diesel engines, the head of OKB-1 of the Transmash plant, Barnaul. He was born on June 20, 1917 in the city of Spassk, the Kazan province, now the city of Bolgar of the Republic of Tatarstan. He graduated from Stalingrad Mechanical Institute. He worked as a design engineer in the factory design bureaus in Kharkov and Stalingrad, he participated in the development of tank engines since the late 1930s. During the Great Patriotic War, when enemy troops were approaching Stalingrad, in the summer of 1942, as a part of the plant and factory design bureau, he was evacuated to Barnaul, where Plant № 77 was established on the basis of a number of evacuated enterprises for the production of tank . He began working at this plant as a master of the assembly shop, made a great contribution to the labor feat of factory workers: already in November 1942, the plant, built in three months on a vacant lot, produced the first V-2 diesel engine for the T-34 tank. After the Victory, he became a leading designer in the department of the chief designer of the plant. He was one of the leaders of the development of conversion families of D-6 and D-12 engines for the needs of the national economy of the USSR (tractors, tractor units, tracked vehicles). Since 1958 he was the Head of OKB-1 of the Transmash plant. He was the head of the creation of a family of unified diesel engines UTD-20 (in serial production since 1966), UTD-25, UTD-29 and their numerous modifications. Engines created under the leadership of B.G. Yegorov are used in power plants of infantry fighting vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BPM-3), amphibious assault vehicles, border boats, pontoon complexes, diesel-electric installations for civilian purposes and in other military and peaceful equipment. For outstanding achievements in fulfilling the tasks of the seven-year plan and achieving high technical and economic indicators in the work of the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated July 9, 1966, Boris Grigoryevich Yegorov was awarded the title of the Hero of Socialist Labor with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Hammer and Sickle gold medal.

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