Name Explanation Examples Pictures
T Stays for Sukhoj prototypes with delta wing
Ttreugolnoe krylo
T-1, T-3 and more
TA Transport amphibian
Transprtnaja Amphibia
TA-1
Ta Initials of Tairov Design Bureau Ta-1, Ta-3
TAF Transport amphibian, aerial variant
Transprtnaja Amphibia, aeroFotosjemochnyj variant
TAF
TAGO, TASA, TASP, TAP Abbreviations for the Tbilisi Aviation State Plant, as found in different sources.
TANTK Taganrog Aviatsionnyj Nauchno-Tehnicheskij Kompleks
Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex, better known to the public as Beriev KB
TASS Telegrafnoe Agenstvo Sovetskogo Souza
Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union, major governmental press center
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TB Heavy bomber
Tiagiolij Bombardirovschik
TB-3, see alphabetic list for more TB's
TIS Heavy escort fighter
Tiajolij Istrebitel Soprovojdenija
TIS -
TK Turbocharger
Turbo Kompressor
TK Heavy Cruiser
Tiazholij Krejser
TK-1, TK-4 -
TK Maritime torpedo-bomber
Torpedonisets Otkrytogo Moria
TOM-1 -
TsGVIA Central Military Historic State Archive
Tsentralnyj Voenno-Istoricheskij Governmental Arhiv
TSh Heavy attack fighter
Tiagiolij Shturmovik
TSh-1, TSh-2, TSh-3
TsKB Central Design Bureau
Tsentralnoe Konstructorskoe Bureau"
TsKB-1, TsKB-11, TsKB-57;
see alhabetic list for more TsKB's
TsKB MS Central Design Bureau for Seaplanes (Seaplanes Construction), later - Beriev KB;
Tsentralnoe Konstructorskoe Bureau Morskih Samoliotov (or Morskogo Samoliotostroenija)
Used as an internal design bureau designation, sometimes clipped to MS
TsKB MS-8
TsIAM Central Aero Engine Institute
Tsentralnyj Institut Aviatsionnykh Motorov
TTKh Aircraft Tactic and Technical Characteristics, determined by TZ (see below)
Tactico-Tekhnicheskie Kharacteristiki
Tu Initials of Tupolev Design Bureau Tu-2, Tu-14, Tu-160 ,
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TZ (Set of) Technical Specifications, base for (aircraft) design project;
Tekhnicheskoe Zadanie
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