A.A. Arkhangyelski led design of many early ANT (Tupolev) aircraft. When his chief was arrested he became de facto head of Tupolev OKB, and 1937-42 managed several major programmes, one of which (Ar-2 derived from SB-2) was designated for him. Other types were MMN and SBB, also advanced developments of SB-2. On Tupolev’s release became first deputy designer, leading structure of all early Tu turboprops and jets.

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