April 11, a postage stamp dedicated to the 75th anniversary of JSC “Research and Production Corporation Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyeniya” to be issued

Research and Production Corporation Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyeniya was founded by a Decree of the State Defense Committee No 1576 dd 11 April 1942 specifically to develop mortar weapons used during World War II. From the first post-war years till now, JSC “RPC KBM” develops remote-controlled weapon stations in four fields — man-portable air-defense systems, anti-tank guided missiles, short-range tactical ballistic missile systems, and an active protection systems.

The postage stamp depicts the 9K720 Iskander short-range tactical ballistic missile system and the JSC “RPC KBM” building.

Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture first day covers and first day postmarks for Moscow and Kolomna, Moscow Oblast.

Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 19 RUB.
Size of stamp: 37×37 mm, size of sheet: 131×131 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 9 (3×3) stamps.
Circulation: 225,000 stamps (25,000 sheets).

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