Name Explanation Examples Pictures
S Stays for Sukhoj prototypes with swept wing
Strelovidnoe krylo, 'Strelka' (The Arrow)
S-1, S-2 -
Samoliot Russian word for self-flying machine (early years). Later is used for airplane only (not for helicopters) 'Samoliot' by E.P.Sverchkov and by A.F.Mozhajskij
SAM Initials of A. S.Moskalev Design Bureau SAM-6, SAM-7, SAM-13
SAR Search And Rescue
Example: SAR aircraft, SAR mission
SB High speed bomber
Skorostnoj Bombardirovschik
SB
SDB High speed daytime bomber
Skorostnoj Dnevnoj Bombardirovschik
SDB
SFR High speed photo-recce
Skorostnoj Foto Razvedchik
SFR
SG Sport racer
Sportivno-Gonochnyj
SG-1
Sh Low level attacker
Shtormovik
BSh-2, ShB -
Sh V.B.Shavrov initial Sh-1, Sh-2, Sh-5
ShB Armored attacker
Shtormovik Bronirovannij
ShB -
Sche Initials of Scherbakov Design Bureau
Sha Initials of Shavrov Design Bureau ShA-2 -
Sch Initials of Schetinin Factory; Sch-3
ShON Special Role Attacker
Shturmovik Osobogo Naznachenija
ShON
ShR Attack fighter-recce
Shtormowik-Razwedchik
SK High speed aircraft
Skorostnoj
SK-1, SK-2 -
SKB Students' Design Bureau
Studencheskoe Konstructorskoe Buro
SKhA Agricultural Aviation
Selsko-Khoziajstvennaja Aviatsia
SibNIA Siberian Scientific Institute of Aviation
Sibirskij Nauchnij Institut Aviatsii
SKh Agricultural
Selsko-Khozajstvennij
SKh
SKO Special Designs Division
Spetsialnyj Konstructorskij Otdel
SPB Fast dive bomber
Skorostnoj Pikiruuschij Bombardirovschik
SPB
SPB Composite dive bomber
Sostavnoj Pikiruuschij Bombardirovschik"
see SPB, I-16 and Zveno-6 Pages;
SNK
Consul of People Commissars
Sovet Narodnih Komissarov"
It did not fly for a while, but at least was trying. And definitely had an impact on Russian Aviation History. So it is here.
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SON Aircraft for Special Purposes
Samoliot Osobogo Naznachenija
see GASN aircraft page - also sounds weird, does not it?
SOS Section for Experimental Construction
Sector Opytnogo Stroitelstva
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STO Special Technical Division
Spetsialnij Tekhnicheskij Otdel
Also means 'Hundred' in Russian;
'100', '102', '103' etc. -
StrelBom Serpukhov School of Gunnery and Bombardment
Shkola Strelbi i Bombometanija
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SVB Aircraft for the air combat
Samoliot Vozdushnogo Boya
SVB
SVVP VTOL aircraft
Samoliot Vertikalnogo Vzleta i Posadki
Kor.SVVP-70
Su Initials of Sukhoj Design Bureau Su-2, Su-35
SUVP Samoliot UkrVozdukhPuti SUVP
SUMBR-2 Strelkovaja Ustanovka dlia MBR-2
Gun installation for MBR-2
MBR-2
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