Mikhail Leontievich


Mikhail Leontievich Mil was a Soviet helicopter designer and scientist, Doctor of Technical Sciences, the Hero of Socialist Labor, winner of the Lenin Prize and the USSR State Prize. He worked in evacuation in the village of Bilimbai, in the Middle Urals, which actually became the aviation capital of the USSR during the Great Patriotic War in 1941-1943. He created a model of Mi-1 aircraft. He developed an original design of an anti-tank rifle to fire at tanks and pillboxes with RS-82 rockets together with S.A. Paskhin. He traveled to front-line airfields to conduct tests, and during test flights he was always personally in the cockpit of the aircraft. Mikhail Leontievich Mil received the Order of the Patriotic War in 1945 for his work on improving aviation. The opening ceremony of the monument in honor of the 100th anniversary of Mikhail Leontievich Mil took place on December 3, 2009.

Sculptor: A. A. Rozhnikov

Materials: granite, bronze

Year of installation: 2009

Address: intersection of Mil Aviakonstructor Str. and Zhulebinsky Boulevard