Colonel-General Zhozef Kotin (1908-1979), designer of heavy tanks and track vehicles, won several U.S.S.R. State Prizes. He supervised the development of KV and IS heavy tanks, and of many makes of tractors and self-propelled guns. The photograph is reproduced from the book "Combat Vehicle Designer" (Russian edition), ed. by N.S. Popov, Lenizdat Publishers, Leningrad, 1988.