Vladimir Mikhailovich Petlyakov was born in Sambek, Rostov Oblast, on June 27, 1891. He graduated from Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School in 1922. While studying, he worked as a technician at the MHTS aerodynamics laboratory under the guidance of Nikolai Zhukovsky, and then he worked at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute under the guidance of Andrei Tupolev. In 1936, he became a chief aircraft designer at the Kazan Aviation Plant.
Petlyakov was directly involved in organization and development of Soviet metal aircraft construction. The Petlyakov Pe-8 and Pe-2 bombers created under his leadership showed high combat qualities during the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War.
The envelope with an original stamp features a portrait of Vladimir Petlyakov against the background of aircraft blueprints and a Soviet squadron of the Pe-2 dive-bombing in the sky.
Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” has manufactured first day postmarks for Moscow, Kazan and Zhukovsky (Moscow Oblast).
Design: I. Ulyanovskiy.
Circulation: 1 000 000 copies.