Name Explanation Examples
K Initials of Kalinin Design Bureau K-5, K-7, K-12
Ka Initials of Kamov Ka-8, Ka-50 and more;
KAI Kazanskij Aviatsionnij Institut , Kazan Aviation Institute
KAPO Kazanskoe Aviatsionno-Promizvodstvennoe Ob'edinenie, Kazan Aircraft Production Association named for S P Gorbunov
KASKR Initials of Kamov and Skrzhinskij KASKR-1, KASKR-2
KB Design bureau, Konstructorskoe Bureau See KB-102
KGB Commetee on State Security, Komitet Gosudarstvennoj Bezopasnosti
KhAI Kharkovskij Aviatsionnij Institut , Kharkov Aviation Institute KhAI-5
KhAZ Kharkovskij Aviatsionnij Zavod , Kharkov Aircraft Factory
KMB Kasseta Melkih Bomb, Small Bomb Canister see PTAB bomb page
Kolchugaluminij First mass produced aluminum alloy in the USSR. It's composition differed from German duralumin. Production started in 1922 at Kolchugino factory, and lasted for 15 years. Soviet industry switched to duralumin at the same time when smooth aircraft skin replaced corrugated one.
Komsevmorput Kommunisticheskij severnyj morskoj put' , Communist Northern Sea Route
KOMTA Heavy Aviation Commission, KOMissia po Tiazholoj Aviatsii See TsAGI Facts and KOMTA page;
KOR Ship-borne, Korablemij KOR-1
KOSOS Design Department of the SOS TsAGI , Konstruktorskij Odel SOS TsAGI
KOZOK Design Department of the ZOK TsAGI , Konstruktorskij Odel ZOK TsAGI
KnAAPO Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association, Komsomolsk-na-Amure Aviatsionnoe Proizvodstvennoe Objedinenie
  • Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association
  • Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association
  • KPB Bolshevik Communist Party , Kommunisticheskaya Partia Bolshevikov
    KR Ship-borne recce, Korablemij Razvedchik KR-1
    KR Artillery Spotter Reconnaissater, Korrektirovschik-Razvedchik Il-2KR
    KR Cruiser (Kreiser) used for sometime to designate a heavy long-range fighter. Generally - conversion of a bomber aircraft. KR-6
    KR Counter-revolutioner, KontrRevolutsioner
    Term used to label anti-bolshevik (later - anti-Stalin) opposition. Also - abbreviation for corresponding article in prosecution code
    KT Winged Tank, Krilatij Tank KT, KT-40
    KuAI Kujbyshev (today - Samara) Aviation Institute, Kuibushevskij Aviatsionnyj Institut KuAI