About Achievements – Alexander Kartveli

Alexander Kartveli, born Alexander Kartvelishvili, (Georgian: ალექსანდრე ქართველიშვილი) 1896–1974) is considered to be one of the most important aircraft designers in US history and the world. Born in Tbilisi, he moved to the U.S.A. in 1928 to design fighter aircraft.

Alexander Kartveli at his drawing board.

Alexander Kartveli at his drawing board.

His major projects included the design of the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane used by the United States Army Air Force in World War Two.

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt designed by Alexander Kartveli.

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt designed by Alexander Kartveli.

He also designed the post-war F-105 Thunderstreak and F-84 Thunderjet jet fighters.

Republic F-84F-55-RE Thunderstreak designed by Alexander Kartveli.

Republic F-84F-55-RE Thunderstreak designed by Alexander Kartveli.

U.S. Air Force Republic P-84B Thunderjet fighter designed by Alexander Kartveli.

U.S. Air Force Republic P-84B Thunderjet fighter designed by Alexander Kartveli.

Because of the classified nature of his work his achievements were not made public until after his death.

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2 Responses to “About Achievements – Alexander Kartveli”
  1. Bongo says:

    I’ll have to share this post with my younger person. He’ll enjoy it. He’s about to get his certificate as an aircraft mechanic.

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