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Mikulin Alexander Aleksandrovich (1895-1985)
Alexander Aleksandrovich Mikulin was the famous designer of airplane engines. He was the Leading Designer of Mikulin Design Bureau.
Alexander Mikulin created the first Soviet piston airplane engine with water-cooling named "Mikulin АМ-34", and the turbojet engine for the first Soviet jet airplane "Tupolev-104" called "Mikulin АМ-3".
Alexander Mikulin studied in Kiev Polytechnic Institute from 1913 to 1914, and graduated from Moscow Bauman Higher Technical University in 1922.
In 1923 he started his work at the Scientific Automobile Engine Institute. In 1925 Alexander Mikulin got a position of the Leading Designer. From 1955 to 1959 he worked at the Laboratory of Engines of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.