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Lavochkin (OKB-301) was a Soviet aircraft OKB (design bureau), now defunct, named for its head designer, Semyon Lavochkin. It gained distinction for its family of piston-engined fighter aircraft during World War II, and later shifted to missile designs. The bureau was closed in 1960 upon its head designer's death, but was later re-opened to work on interplanetary probe designs.
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