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From: jfb200@cbnewsd.cb.att.com (joseph.f.baugher)

Subject: NATO Code Names for Soviet Aircraft

Organization: AT&T Bell Laboratories -  Naperville, Illinois

Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1992 02:12:52 GMT

Message-ID: <1992Dec1.021252.8417@cbnewsd.cb.att.com>

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I've been reading the thread on NATO code names for Soviet block aircraft.

I have had this list of NATO code names lying around for a while.  Hope

someone finds this interesting.  I would appreciate hearing from anyone who

has any corrections or additions to this list.



The scheme used in coming up with the code names appears to be fairly simple

and straighforward.  Names beginning with B refer to bombers, C names refer to 

transport aircraft, and names starting with F refer to fighters.  Names

beginning with M designate a catch-all of various types, ranging from utility

aircraft and trainers all the way to high-altitude spy planes.  Names starting 

with H refer to helicopters.  For the "M", "F", "B" and "C" categories, 

single-syllable names refer to aircraft that are powered by piston or turbo-

prop engines, whereas double-syllable names refer to jet-powered aircraft.

This distinction does not apply to helicopters.



Code             Soviet designation      Comments

  Name

_______         ____________________    _______________________________



Backfin	        Tupolev Tu-98(?)	Supersonic medium bomber.  First 

					appeared in 1957.  Did not enter

					production.



Backfire	Tupolev Tu-26		Medium-range strategic bomber and

					maritime strike/reconnaissance aircraft.

					Two 50,000 lb. st. (with AB) Kuznetsov

					turbofans.  Twin-barrel 23-mm cannon

					in remotely-controlled tail barbette.

					Up to 26,500 lbs of internal stores.

					Stand-off missiles can be carried

					externally.   Entered service in 1972-3.        

Badger		Tupolev Tu-16		Twin-engine long-range medium bomber.

					Two 19,180 lb. st. Mikulin AM-3M

					turbojets.  Crew of 6, 20,000 lb.

					offensive load.  2 23 mm cannon in

					each of dorsal, ventral, and tail

					positions, one fixed forward firing

					23-mm cannon.  Many converted to

					platforms for stand-off missiles.



Beagle		Ilyushin Il-28		Twin-engine light tactical bomber.

					Two 6040 lb. st. Klimov VK-1 turbojets.

					Entered service in 1949.  2 23 mm cannon

					in tail turret, two 20 mm cannon fixed 

					in nose.  4400 lb bombload.



Bear		Tupolev Tu-20		Four-turboprop long-range strategic

					bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.

					Four 14,795 shp Kuznetsov NK-12

					turbprops.  Bear A has 2 23 mm cannon

					in each of dorsal, ventral, and tail

					positions, plus one 23mm cannon fixed

					in forward-firing position.  Up to

					25,000 lb offensive load.  Many

					converted to reconnaissance and stand-

					off missile launching roles.



Beast		Ilyushin Il-10		Single-engine ground attack aircraft.

					Postwar development of Il-2 heavily-

					armored ground attack plane.

 

Bison		Myasishchev Mya-4	Four-engine long-range heavy bomber.

					Four 19,180 lb. st. Mikulin AM-3M 

					turbojets.  One fixed, forward firing

					23 mm cannon, 2 23 mm cannon in each of

					of dorsal, ventral, and tail turrets.

					About 150 built.  Entered service in

					1955/56.  Most converted to tanker

					and reconnaissance roles.



Blackjack	Tupolev Tu-160		Long-range strategic bomber and 

					maritime strike/reconnaissance aircraft.

					Variable-geometry wings.  Has a close

					physical resemblance to the Rockwell

					B-1B Lancer, although the Blackjack is

					appreciably larger and more powerful.

					Four 55,000 lb. st. (with AB) Soloviev

					turbofans.  Up to 36,000 lbs. of

					weapons can be carried, including

					cruise missiles, attack missiles, and

					free fall bombs.  Entered service in

					1988.



Blinder		Tupolev Tu-22		Twin-engine long-range medium bomber

					and reconnaissance-strike aircraft.

					First seen in 1961.  Entered service

					in 1962.  Two 30,000 lb. st. (with AB) 

					Kolesov VD-7 turbojets mounted side by  

					side above the rear fuselage.



Blowlamp	???			Supersonic light attack bomber.  Did 

					not enter quantity production.



Bob		Ilyushin Il-4		Twin engine medium bomber of World War

					2 vintage.



Boot		????			Antisubmarine attack aircraft.  One

					4000 hp Kuznetsov turboprop.  Appeared

					in 1956.  Did not enter quantity

					production.



Bosun		Tupolev Tu-14		Twin-engine land-based torpedo-bomber

					operated by Soviet naval air arm.

					Two 6040 lb. st. Klimov VK-1 turbojets.

					Two fixed forward-firing cannon.

					Two 23mm cannon in tail turret.  Crew 4.

					Entered service in 1949.



Bounder		Myasishchev M-52	Four-engine supersonic bomber prototype.

					Never attained service.

			

Brawny		???			Twin jet, two seat attack and close

					support aircraft.  First appeared in

					1956.  Did not enter quantity 

					production.



Brewer		Yakovlev Yak-28		Two-seat light tactical bomber 

					adaptation of Yak-28P Firebar.  Internal

					weapons bay, bombardier position in

					glazed nose.  Entered service in early

					1960s.



Buck		Tupolev Tu-2		Twin engine light bomber of World War

					2 vintage.



Bull		Tupolev Tu-4		Four-engine long range heavy bomber.

					Copy of Boeing B-29 Superfortress.



Cab		Lisunov Li-2		License-built version of Douglas DC-3

					commercial transport.



Camel		Tupolev Tu-104		Twin-engine commercial jet transport.

					Adapted from Tu-16 bomber.  Two

					15,000 lb. st. Mikulin RD-3M turbojets.

					First entered service in 1956.



Camp		Antonov An-8		Twin-engined assault transport.

					Did not enter quantity production.

  

Candid		Ilyushin Il-76		Four-engined heavy commercial and 

					military freighter.  Four 26,450 lb. st.

					Soloviev D-30-KP turbofans.  Generally

					similar in concept to Lockheed C-141

					Starlifter.  Entered service in 1974.



Careless	Tupolev Tu-154		Three-engined medium- to long-range

					commercial transport.  Three 20,950 lb.

					st. Kuznetsov NK-8-2 turbofans.  Entered

					service in 1972.



Cat		Antonov An-10		Four-engine turboprop commercial freight

					and passenger transport.  Four 4015 shp

					Ivchenko AI-20 turboprops.  Up to 130

					passengers.  Entered service in 1959.



Charger		Tupolev Tu-144		Long-range supersonic commercial

					transport.  Four 38,580 lb. st. (with

					AB) Kuznetsov NK-144 turbofans.



Classic		Ilyushin IL-62		Four-engined long-range commercial

					transport.  Four 23,150 lb. st.

					Kutznetsov NK-8 turbofans.



Cleat		Tupolev Tu-114		Four-engine turboprop commercial

					transport.  Wing, undercarriage, and

					tail of Tu-20 bomber.  Four 14,795 shp

					Kuznetsov NK-12 turboprops.  Entered

					service in 1961.



Cline		Antonov An-32		Twin-engined military tactical 

					transport.  Two 4195 ehp Ivchenko 

					AI-20M or 5112 ehp AI-20DM turboprops.

					Derivative of An-26.  Entered service

					in early 1980s.



Clobber		Yakovlev Yak-42		Medium-range commercial transport.

					Three 14,330 lb. st. Lotarev D-26

					turbofans.  Entered service in 1978.

 

Clod		Antonov AN-14		Twin-engined light STOL utility 

					transport.  Two 300 Ivchenko AI-14RF

					radial engines.



Coach		Ilyushin IL-12		Twin-engine personnel and cargo

					transport.  Two 1775 shp Shvetsov

					ASh-82FNV radials.  



Coaler		Antonov An-72/74	Twin engined light STOL transport.

					Two 14,330 lb. st. Lotarev D-36 or

					16,534 lb. st. D-436K turbofans.

					An-72 is tactical transport version

					which entered service with Soviet

					Air Force in 1987.  An-74 is dedicated

					Arctic survey and support version.

					Engines are mounted above the wing,

					and use is made of the Coanda effect

					to achieve STOL performance.



Cock		Antonov An-22		Four-engined heavy military and 

					commercial freighter.  Four 15,000 shp

					Kuznetsov NK-12MA turboprops.  



Codling		Yakovlev Yak-40		Three-engined short-range commercial

					feederliner.  Three 3307 lb. st.

					Ivchenko AI-25 turbofans.  Entered

					service in 1968.



Coke		Antonov An-24		Twin-turboprop short-range commercial

					transport.  Two 2550 shp Ivchenko AI-24

					turboprops.  Entered service in 1963.





Colt		Antonov An-2		Single-engine biplane utility transport.

					One 1000 hp. Shvetsov Ash-62IR radial

					engine.  First flew in 1947.  



Condor		Antonov An-124		Heavy strategic freighter.  Four 

					51,590 lb. st. Lotarev D-18T turbofans.

					Entered service in 1984.



Cooker		Tupolev Tu-110		Four-jet commercial transport.  Evolved

					from Tu-104 transport.  Four Lyulka

					AL-5 turbojets, 12,125 lb. st. each.



Cookpot		Tupolev Tu-124		Twin-engine commercial jet transport.

					Scaled down version of Tu-104.

					Two 12,125 lb. st. Solovlev D-20P

					turbofans.  Entered service in 1962.



Coot		Ilyushin Il-18		Four-engine turboprop transport.

					Four 4015 shp Ivchenko AI-20 turboprops.

					Il-20 is elint version.

					Il-22 is airborne control post version.

					

Cossack		Antonov An-225		Six-engined ultra-heavy transport.

					6 51,590 lb. st. Lotarev D-18T turbo-

					fans.  Freighter intended to carry

					large outside loads on top of fuselage

					in support of Soviet space program.



Crate		Ilyushin Il-14		Twin-engine commercial and military

					personnel/cargo transport.  Progressive

					development of IL-12.  Two 1900 hp. 

					Shvetsov ASh-82T-7 radials.



Creek		Yakovlev Yak-12		Single engine, four-seat light utility

					aircraft.  One 240hp Ivchenko AI-14R

					radial.  Entered production in 1946.



Crusty		Tupolev Tu-134		Twin-engine short- to medium-range

					commercial transport.  Two 14,990 lb.

					st. Soloviev D-30-2 turbofans mounted

					on rear fuselage.  Entered service in

					1966.



Cub		Antonov An-12		Medium and long-range military

					transport.  Military version of An-10A

					commercial transport.  Redesigned rear

					fuselage with loading ramp and tail

					turret.



Cuff		Beriev Be-30		Twin-engined light commercial

					feederliner.  Two TVD-10 (Turbomeca

					Astazou) turboprops, 970 shp each.

					Entered service in 1969.



Curl		Antonov An-26		Twin-engined short to medium-range 

					military and commercial freighter.

					Two 2820 shp Ivchenko AI-24T turboprops.



Faceplate	Mikoyan Ye-2		Code name assigned to swept-wing

					version of delta-winged MiG-21 fighter.

					First seen in 1956.  This version seems

					to have lost out to the familiar delta-

					winged version for production orders. 

					However, it was not until 1963 that

					people in the West finally became aware

					that the delta-winged MiG-21 (Fishbed)

					was the version which had entered 

					service.



Fagot		Mikoyan MiG-15		Single-engine interceptor/fighter of

					Korean War fame.  One 5950 lb. st.

					Klimov VK-1 turbojet.  Two 23 mm, one

					37 mm cannon.



Faithless	Mikoyan Ye-230		Single-seat STOL fighter-bomber

					prototype.  One turbojet plus two

					vertically-disposed lift engines.

					First demonstrated in 1967, but appears

					never to have attained production 

					status.



Fang		Lavochkin La-11		Single-seat, piston-engined fighter.  

					Was standard equipment for Soviet Air

					Force fighter units during immediate

					postwar years.

					

Fantail		Lavochkin La-15         Single seat interceptor fighter.  One

					3500 lb. st. RD-500 turbojet. 		



Fargo		Mikoyan MiG-9		Twin-engined jet-powered fighter.  Was

					interim jet fighter to fill the gap 

					until MiG-15 could enter service.

					 

Farmer		Mikoyan MiG-19		Twin-engine interceptor/fighter.  

					Two 5500 lb. st. Klimov RD-9F turbojets

					Entered service in 1955.

					First Russian production aircraft 

					capable of supersonic flight in level

					flight.  3 30-mm cannon (Farmer C).

					Farmer E is all-weather interceptor

					version.



Feather		Yakovlev Yak-17		Single-seat single-engine jet fighter.

					Adapation of Yak-15.



Fencer		Sukhoi Su-24		Two-seat deep penetration interdictor

					and strike, reconnaissance and 

					electronic warfare aircraft.  Two 

					25,350 lb. st.(with AB) Tumansky R-29B

					turbojets.  One 30 mm cannon plus

					up to 13,000 lbs of external ordinance.

					Entered service in 1974.



Fiddler		Tupolev Tu-28		Twin-engined, two seat long-range

					all-weather interceptor.  Two Lyulka

					AL-21F-3 turbojets, 24,250 lb. st. with

					AB.  Derived from Tu-98 bomber.



Firebar		Yakovlev Yak-28P	Third-generation development of 

					Yak-25 Flashlight two-seat all-weather 

					interceptor.  Two 13,670 lb. st. (with

					AB) Tumansky R-11 turbojets.  No

					cannon armament.  Can carry two Anab

					radar homing missiles plus two Atoll

					infrared homers.  Entered service in

					1964.



Fishbed		Mikoyan MiG-21		Single-engine interceptor/fighter.

					Entered service in 1960.  Most widely-

					used Soviet fighter in postwar era.

					Many exported to foreign air forces.



Fishpot		Suhkoi Su-9/11		Single-engine all-weather fighter.

					Su-9 has one 19,840 lb st (with AB)

					Lyulka AL-7 turbojet.  Su-11 has

					one 22,050 lb st (with AB) Lyulka 

					AL-7F-1 turbojet.  No cannon armament. 

					Su-9 was similar to Su-7 fighter-bomber,

					but with a delta wing rather than the

					original swept wing.  Su-11 is 

					uprated version with more powerful

					engine and more advanced electronics.



Fitter		Sukhoi Su-7/17/20/22    Single-engine fighter bomber.

					Su-7 is swept wing version, Su-17,20

					and 22 are variable geometry versions.



Flashlight	Yakovlev Yak-25		Twin-engine, two seat night and all

					weather interceptor.  Entered service

					in 1955.  Two 5500 lb. st. Klimov

					RD-9 turbojets.  594 mph at 36,000 ft.

					PD6 intercept radar in bulbous nose.



Flagon		Sukhoi Su-15		Single-seat all-weather interceptor

					Two 15,000 lb. st. (with AB) Tumanksy

					R-13F-200 turbojets (Flagon E and F). 

					No cannon armament.  Four air to air

					missiles under the wings.



Flanker		Sukhoi Su-27		Single-seat air superiority fighter.

					Two 30,000 lb. st. (with AB) Lyulka

					RD-32 turbofans.  One 30 mm cannon

					plus up to 10 air-to-air missiles.

					Entered service in 1986.



Flipper		Mikoyan Ye-152A		Code name was assigned to an 

					experimental twin engine interceptor 

					fighter development of MiG-21 which

					was first seen in 1961.  Two Tumansky

					R-11F turbojets.  Was not ordered into

					production.



Flogger		Mikoyan MiG-23/27	Single-engine variable-sweep fighter

					(MiG-23) and fighter-bomber (MiG-27).

					One 27,000 lb. st. (with AB) Tumansky

					R-29BS-300 turbojet.  One twin-barrel

					23-mm cannon, plus up to 8 air to air

					missiles.  MiG-27 version can carry up

					to 6600 lbs. of external ordinance.					

Flora		Yakovlev Yak-23		Single-seat interceptor fighter.  One

					3500 lb. st. RD-500 turbojet.



Forger		Yakovlev Yak-38		Single-seat shipboard air defense and

					strike fighter.  One 17,985 lb. st.

					Lyulks Al-12 lift/cruise turbojet and

					two tandem-mounted 7875 lb. st. Koliesov

					lift turbojets.  Can carry two air to

					air missiles or two podded 23-mm twin-

					barreled cannon.  In strike role, can

					carry up to 8000 lbs. of stores.



Foxbat		Mikoyan MiG-25		Twin-engine interceptor/fighter. 

					Two Tumansky R-31 turbojets, 24,250 lb.

					st. with AB.  No cannon, up to four

					externally-mounted AAMs.

					Entered service in 1966.



Foxhound	Mikoyan MiG-31		Tandem two-seat all-weather interceptor.

					Two 30,865 lb. st. (with AB) Tumansky

					R-31F turbojets.  No cannon armament.

					Up to 8 air-to-air missiles.  Derived

					from MiG-25.  Entered service in 1983.  



Fred		Bell P-63 Kingcobra	Lend-lease P-63s remaining in Soviet

					service after the end of World War 2.



Freehand	Yakovlev Yak-36   	Single-seat VTOL research aircraft.

					Two vectored-thrust turbofans.  First

					demonstrated in 1967.  Believed

					experimental only.



Freestyle	Yakovlev Yak-141	Single seat VTOL carrier-based

					interceptor/fighter.  Believed

					experimental only.



Fresco		Mikoyan MiG-17		Single-engine interceptor/fighter.

					Aerodynamic refinement of MiG-15.

					Entered service in 1954.  One 6040 lb.

					st. Klimov VK-1A turbojet.  Two 23mm,

					one 37 mm cannon.  	



Frogfoot	Sukhoi Su-25		Single-seat attack and close air support

					aircraft.  Two 9340 lb. st. Tumansky

					R-13-300 turbojets.  One 30 mm cannon,

					plus up to 8820 lbs. of external 

					ordinance.  Entered service in 1981-2.



Fulcrum		Mikoyan MiG-29		Single-seat air superiority fighter.

					Two 18,300 lb. st. (with AB) Tumansky

					RD-33 turbofans.  One 30-mm cannon

					plus air to air missiles.  Entered

					service in 1983.



Halo		Mil Mi-26		Military and commercial heavylift

					helicopter.  Two 11,240 shp Lotarev

					D-136 turboshafts.  Heaviest and

					most powerful helicopter yet flown.

					Entered service in 1981.



Hare		Mil Mi-1		Three-seat light utility helicopter.

					One 575 hp Ivchenko AI-26V radial.

					Entered service in 1950.



Harke		Mil Mi-10		Military crane-type helicopter evolved

					from Mi-6.  Two 5500 shp Soloviev D-25

					turboshafts.  Entered service in 1963.



Harp		Kamov Ka-20		Twin-engine antisubmarine helicopter

					prototype.		



Havoc		Mil Mi-28		Tandem two-seat anti-armor and attack

					helicopter.  Two 200--2500 shp turbo-

					shafts of uncertain origin.  Dedicated

					attack helicopter with no secondary

					transport capability.  Roughly 

					comparable to AH-64 Apache. Carries

					a single gun in an undernose barbette,

					plus external loads carried on pylons

					beneath stub wings.  Current status

					is uncertain.



Haze		Mil Mi-14		Evolved from Mi-8 transport helicopter.

					Built in antisubmarine, mine counter-

					measures, and search and rescue 

					versions.  Two 1950 shp Isotov TV-3-117M

					turboshafts.  Entered service in 1975.



Helix		Kamov Ka-27		Shipboard anti-submarine warfare, 

					assault transport, and search and rescue

					helicopter.  Two 2225 shp Isotov TV-117V

					turboshafts.  



Hen		Kamov Ka-15		Two-seat utility helicopter.  Used

					primarily for bush patrol, agricultural

					purposes, and fishery control.



Hermit		Mil Mi-34		Two/four seat light instructional and

					competition helicopter.  One 325 hp

					Vedeneyev M-14V-26 radial.  Entered

					productin in 1989.  



Hind		Mil Mi-24		Assault and anti-armor helicopter.

					Two 2200 shp Isotov TV3-117 turboshafts.

					

Hip		Mil Mi-8		General purpose transport helicopter.

					Two 1500 shp Izotov TB-2-117A 

					turboshafts.  Entered production in

					1964 for both military and civil

					tasks.



Hog		Kamov Ka-18		Four-seat utility helicopter.  One

					Ivchenko AI-14V radial, 255 hp.

					Apart from forward fuselage, generally

					sililar to Ka-15. 



Hokum		Kamov Ka-136(?)		Side-by-side two-seat combat helicopter.

					Designed as air-to-air combat 

					helicopter, intended to eliminate enemy

					frontline helicopters.  Current status

					is uncertain.



Homer		Mil Mi-12		Heavy transport helicopter.  Four

					6500 shp Soloviev D-25DF turboshafts.

					Two engines are mounted side-by-side

					at the tips of braced wings.  World's

					largest helicopter.  Entered production

					in 1972.

 

Hoodlum		Kamov Ka-26/126		Light utility helicopter.  Two 325 hp

					Vedeneev M-14V-26 radials (Ka-26).  

					Entered production in 1966.  Ka-126 is

					upgraded version with one 720 shp 

					Kopchenko TVD-100 turboshaft.  First

					flown in 1988.



Hook		Mil Mi-6		Heavy transport helicopter.  Two

					5500 shp Soloviev D-25V turboshafts.

					Crew 5, up to 65 passengers. First

					flown in 1957.  Built in large numbers

					for both military and civil roles.



Hoplite		Mil Mi-2		Light general purpose helicopter.

					Two 437 shp Izotov GTD-350 turboshafts.

					Entered production in Poland in 1966.



Hormone		Kamov Ka-25		Shipboard antisubmarine warfare

					helicopter.  Two 900 shp Glushenkov 

					GTD-3 turboshafts.  Ka-25K is utility

					and flying crane version. 



Horse		Yakovlev Yak-24		Twin-engine, twin rotor military 

					assault helicopter.  Two 1700 hp 

					Shvetsov ASh-82V radials.  Entered

					production in 1955.



Hound		Mil Mi-4	        Transport helicopter.  One 1700 hp 

					Shvetsov ASh-82V radial engine. Serves

					in both military and civilian roles

					Crew 3, up to 14 passengers.

					Entered service in 1952.



Madcap		Antonov An-74		Version of An-74A transport for 

					airborne early warning and control.



Madge		Beriev Be-6		Twin-engine long-range maritime

					reconnaissance flying boat.  Two

					2000 hp.  Shvetsov ASh-73 radial 

					engines.  



Maestro		Yakovlev Yak-28U	Trainer version of Yak-28 Brewer 

					tactical attack aircraft.  Two

					Tumansky RD-11 turbojets.

	

Magnum		Yakovlev Yak-30		Tandem two-seat jet basic trainer.

					One 2315 lb. st. Tumansky TRD-29

					turbojet.  The Czech L-29 Delfin

					was selected by Soviet Air Force in

					preference to Yak-30.  



Maiden		Sukhoi Su-9U		Tandem, two-seat conversion trainer

					variant of Su-9 interceptor.



Mail		Beriev Be-12		Turboprop-powered amphibious development

					of the BE-6 flying boat.  Two Ivchenko

					AI-20M turboprops.  Entered service with

					Soviet Navy in early 1960s in maritime

					patrol role.



Mainstay	Ilyushin Il-76		Airborne early warning and control

					aircraft.  Derived from Il-76TD.

					Large radome on twin pylons above the

					rear fuselage.  Entered service in 1986.

						

Mallow		Beriev Be-10		Long-range maritime reconnaissance

					flying boat.  Two 14,330 lb. st. Type

					AL-7PB turbojets.  Two 23 mm cannon in

					radar-controlled tail turret.  Two 

					fixed forward firing 20mm or 23mm 

					cannon.



Mandrake	Yakovlev ?		Single-seat high-altitude reconnaissance

      					aircraft.  Derivative of basic Yak-25

					design, with swept wing replaced by a

					high aspect ratio straight wing.

					Generally comparable in concept to

					Martin RB-57D.  



Mantis		Yakovlev Yak-32		Single-seat version of Yak-30 basic

					trainer.



Mare		??			Tsibin-designed heavy transport glider.



Mascot		Ilyushin Il-28U		Crew trainer version of IL-28 bomber.

					Ventral radome and glazed nose deleted.

					Additional pupil cockpit added ahead

					of main cockpit.  Defensive armament

					normally deleted.



Max		Yakovlev Yak-18		Tandem two-seat primary trainer.

					One 160 hp M-11FR-1 radial.  Entered

					service in 1946.



May		Ilyushin Il-38		Four-engined long-range maritime patrol

					aircraft.  Four 4250 shp Ivchenko AI-20M

					turboprops.  Evolved from Il-18

					transport.



Maya		L-29A Delfin		Two-seat basic trainer.  Czech-built

					aircraft supplied to Soviet Air Force

					as standard basic trainer.  One

					M 701 turbojet, 1918 lb. st.



Mermaid		Beriev A-40		Twin-engined amphibian - Two Soloviev

					D-30KPV turbofans.  Be-42 is search and

					rescue version, Be-44 is ASW/

					Surveillance/Minelaying version.



Midas		Ilyushin Il-78		Four-engined inflight refuelling tanker.

					Four 26,455 lb. st. Soloviev D-30KP

					turbofans.



Midget		Mikoyan MiG-15UTI	Tandem two-seat advanced trainer.

					Conversion of MiG-15 fighter.  One

					Klimov RD-45FA turbojet, 5952 lb. st.

					2 23-mm cannon.



Mole		Yakovlev Yak-14		Heavy transport glider.



Mongol		Mikoyan MiG-21UTI	Tandem two-seat advanced and combat

					proficiency trainer.  Conversion of

					basic MiG-21 fighter.



Moose		Yakovlev Yak-11		Tandem two-seat advanced trainer.

					One 730 hp Shvetsov ASh-21 radial 

					engine.  Entered service in 1947.

 

Moss		Tupolev Tu-126		Four-engined airborne warning and 

					control system aircraft.  Four

					14,795 shp Kuznetsov NK-12MV turboprops.

					Adaptation of Tu-114 commercial

					transport to AWACS role.



Moujik		Sukhoi Su-7UTI		Tandem two-seat ground attack fighter

					trainer.  Training version of single-

					seat Su-7 Fitter fighter bomber.

					Entered service in early 1960s.



Mouse		Yakovlev Yak-18P	Single-seat aerobatic aircraft for

					use by flying clubs. Adaptation of

					Yak-18 two-seat trainer.  



Mule		Polikarpov PO-2		Tandem, two-seat utility biplane.

					One 125 hp M-11D radial engine.



Mystic		Myasischchev M-17	Single-seat high-altitude research 

					aircraft.  Both single and twin-engined

					versions built.



References:

. Bill Gunston, Mikoyan MiG-21, Osprey, 1986.

. William Green and Gerald Pollinger, The Aircraft of the World, Doubleday,

	1965.

. Norman Polmar, Guide to the Soviet Navy, Arms and Armor Press, 1986.

 



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