In the park of the 30th anniversary of Victory in Krasnodar, a monument to the famous Soviet designer and organizer of the production of artillery weapons during the Great Patriotic War, Vasily Grabin, was solemnly unveiled today. This was reported by the press service of the administration of the Krasnodar Territory.
The three-meter monument was made of bronze in Smolensk and erected on a granite pedestal. The sculptor depicted the engineer walking to his full height in a military uniform, with awards and a small briefcase in which the plans used to be carried.
Vasily Grabin was born in the Kuban in the village of Staronizhesteblievskaya, and lived and worked in Krasnodar after the war.
– His design bureau designed what can be safely called a weapon of Victory. With him, our fighters liberated their homeland, toured the whole of Europe. We, the residents of Krasnodar, will always be proud that such a person was born in the Kuban, lived, studied and worked in our city, – said the city’s mayor Andrey Alekseenko.
Under the leadership of Grabin in the 30s of the last century, a high-speed design method was developed that made it possible to create new weapons in a matter of weeks from the start of development. He even involved a physiologist who was engaged in the ergonomics of products in the design, although this term appeared only 10 years later.
In August 1942, Grabin was instructed to create the Central Artillery Design Bureau in Kaliningrad. As a result, the main infantry and tank guns were created there, which were installed on the most massive military equipment: SU-76, T-34-76, KV-1, ZIS-30.
The ingenious designer received four Stalin Prizes, the title of Hero of Socialist Labor, four Orders of Lenin and many other awards. Weapons made to the designs of Vasily Gavrilovich outnumbered all other weapons used at the time in the country.
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