Name Explanation Examples
M Seaplane, Sea based, Morskoj M-5, M-24 and other M's... , but be ready to surprises ! There are other M's also (see below).
M Initials of Myasichev Design Bureau; M-50, M-17RM
MA Sea Amphibian, Morskaja Amfibia -
MAI Moscow Aviation Institute, Moskowsky Aviatsionnyj Institute, Prominent school for specialists in all fields related to aviation. Also base for experimental design teams like OKB-3 MAI website
MAP Ministry of Aviation Industry, Ministerstvo Aviatsionnoj Promyshlennosti
MAPO Moscow Aircraft Production Organisation, Moskovskoe Aviatsionno-Proizvodstvennoe Ob'edinenie MAPO page
Military-Industrial Group, Moscow Aircraft Production Organisation (MAPO)
MB Aircraft built by Mosca and Bystritskij MB, MB-bis
MBR Short-range maritime recce "Morskoj Bliznij Razwedchik" MBR-2, MBR-4, MBR-7
MDR Long-range maritime recce, Morskoj Dalnij Razwedchik MDR-2, MDR-4, MDR-5, MDR-6
MER M?E?R? , ?
MFI Multi-task front line fighter, Mnogotselevoj Frontovoj Istrebitel S-37 "Berkut", MiG 1.42
MGA Ministerstvo Grazhdanskoj Aviatsii,
Ministry of Civil Aviation
MI Fighter seaplane, Morskoi Istrebitel MI by Engels
MI Multi-seat fighter, Mnogomestnij Istrebitel MI-3, MI-3D, MI-3bis
Mi Initials of Mil Design Bureau; Mi-1, Mi-12
MiG Initials of Mikoyan i (and) Gurevich Design Bureau MiG-3, MiG-29
MK Maritime Cruiser, Morskoj Kreiser MK-1
MK Modified, with Kuznetsov Engine, Modifitsirovannyj, Kuznetsov Engine Il-96MK
MK Modified Commercial, Modifitsirovannyj, Kommercheskij Su-30MK
MK Aircraft by Mikhelson and Korvin MK-1 'Rybka'
MP Transport (Passenger) Seaplane, Morskoj Passagirsky MP-1, MP-1bis
MP Motorized Glider, Motornij Planer MP
MP Modified Interceptor, Modifitsirovannyj PPerehvatchik MiG-25MP, Yak-36MP
MP Aircraft built by M.Popov MP-6
MPI Multiseat cannon armed fighter, Mnogomestnij Pushechnij Istrebitel MPI-1
MR Recce seaplane, Morskoj Razwedchik MR-5, MR-1
MRL Recce seaplane with Liberty engine; , Morskoj Razwedchik s Liverty; MRL-1
MRT Morskoj Razvedchik-Torpedonosets , Naval Reconnaissater - Torpedo Bomber MRT-2
MS Seaplane, Morskoj Samoliot , Mostly design team 'slang' designation, clipped from TsKBMS , Do not mistake for this MS MS-8
MT Torpedo-carrier seaplane, Morskoj Torpedonosets MT-1
MTB Maritime torpedo-bomber, Morskoj Torpedonosets-Bombardirovscik MTB-1, MTB-2
MV Designs by G.M.Mozharovskij and I.V.Venevidov MV-3 turret and other gun installations
MVO Moscow Military District, Moscowskoij Voennyj Okrug
MVTU Moscow Higher Technical (Engineering) School, Moscowskoje Vyshee Technicheskoe Uchilische A.N.Tupolev - one of the most prominent graduates
MVZ Moscow Helicopter Plant, Moscowskoij Vertoletostroitelnyj Zavod MVZ M.L.Mil
MU Trainer seaplane, Morskoj Uchebnij MU-1, MU-4
MUR Trainer seaplane, Rhône engine; , Morskoj Uchebnij, Rhone MUR-1
MUR Also used for Moscow City Criminal Police , Moskovskij Ugolovnyj Rozysk
Muskulolet Literally, Muscle-powered flying machine BICh-16