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Nikolay Mikhailovich Afanasyev
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Born Nikolay Mikhailovich Afanasyev
(1916-11-14)November 14, 1916
St. Petersburg, Russia.
Died March 15, 2009(2009-03-15) (aged 92)
Occupation Weapons designer

Nikolay Mikhailovich Afanasyev (Russian: Николай Михайлович Афанасьев; November 14, 1916 – March 15, 2009) also known as Nicolai Michaelovich Afanasiev, was a Russian firearms designer.[1]

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Nicolai Michaelovitch Afanasiev was born in Russia on 14 November 1916 in St. Petersburg. In 1938 he graduated from a Tekhnikum of the Mechanization of Agriculture.

In 1939 he was drafted to serve in a tank corps in Mongolia, where he started to work on machine gun design. After the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, he volunteered for front-line service. He was allowed to be a fighter from September 1941 until the fall of 1942, when he was recalled to work on armaments, initially on improving fuses for 82- and 120-mm mortars.

After 1948 Afanasiev worked at the KBP Instrument Design Bureau.[1]

He died on 15 March 2009.

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