Name Explanation ExampleZ Pictures
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
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MAI Moscow Aviation Instiute
Moskowsky Aviatsionnyj Institute
Prominent school for specialists in all fields related to aviation. Also base for experimental design teams like OKB-3
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
MFI Multi-task front line fighter
Mnogotselevoj Frontovoj Istrebitel
S-37 "Berkut"
MI ? Fighter seaplane
Morskoi Istrebitel
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MI Multi-seat fighter
Mnogomestnij Istrebitel
MI, MI-3/MI-3D/MI-3bis -
Mi Initials of Mil Design Bureau; Mi-1, Mi-12,
MiG Initials of Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau MiG-3, MiG-29

MK Maritime Cruiser
Morskoj Kreiser
MK-1
MP Transport (Passenger) Seaplane
Morskoj Passagirsky
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MP Motorised Glider
Motornij Planer
MP -
MPI Multiseat cannon armed fighter
Mnogomestnij Pushechnij Istrebitel
MPI-1
MR Recce seaplane
Morskoj Razwedchik
MR-5, MR-1 -
MTB Maritime torpedo-bomber
Morskoj Torpedonosets-Bombardirovscik
MTB-1, MTB-2
MVTU Moscow High Technical School
Moscowskoje Vyshee Technicheskoe Uchilische
A.N.Tupolev - one of the most prominent graduates -
MU Trainer seaplane
Morskoj Uchebnij
MU-1, MU-4 -
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