Fedor Vasilievich Tokarev who lived between (2 June 1871 [14 June in old Russian calendar] – 6 March 1968) was a Russian weapons designer and deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from 1937 to 1950.
Outside the former Soviet Union he is best known as the designer of the Tokarev TT-30 and TT-33 self-loading pistol and the Tokarev SVT-38 and SVT-40 self-loading rifle, both of which were produced in large numbers during the German-Soviet War. For his contributions to Soviet arms design Tokarev received the Hero of Socialist Labor award and the USSR State Prize.
He also designed the prototype of the FT-1 / ??-1 panoramic camera (Abbreviation for FT is Fotoapparat Tokareva ).
Hero of Socialist Labor award and the USSR State Prize