Name Explanation Examples
R Reconnaissater, Razvedchik R-3, R-12
RAF Aircraft designed by A.N.Rafaelants RAF-11
RAF Royal Air Forces (British)
RATO Rocket-Assisted Take Off
RBVZ Russko-Baltijskij Vagonnyj Zavod, Russo-Baltic Cart Works; , In the early ages of aviation "mass" aircraft production could be based in any place with qualified workforce available. "Bolshoj Baltijskij" , Gakkel-5
RD Long-range Record, Record Dalnosti RD
RD Used for both Jet and Rocket Engines, Reaktivnyj (Raketnyj) Dvigatel RD-33
RDA Rocket engine using Nitric Acid az a fuel component,
Rocketnyj Dvigatel, Azotnyj (Azot=Nytrogen)
RDA-1-150
RD-DB Long range recce/bomber, Razvedchik Dalnij - Dalnij Bombardirovshik RD-DB
Revvoensovet Revolutionary Military Command
Revolutsionnyj Voennyj Sovet
RF Russian Federation
Rossijskaya Federatsia
RGSR Reactivnyj Gidroplane Strategicheskij Razvedchik , Strategic Hydroplane Jet Reconnaissater RGSR
RK, RK-I Telescope Wing (Fighter), Razdviznoe Krylo (Istrebitel) RK, RK-I
RK Reconnaissater, Artillery Spotter, Razvedchik-Korrektirovschic RK (Su-12)
RKKA Red Army of Workers and Farmers, Raboche-Krestjanskaya Krasnaya Armija
RKKVF Red Air Fleet of Workers and Farmers , Raboche-Krestjanskaya Krasny Aviatsionnij Flot
RKP(b) Rossijskaya Kommunisticheskaya Partia (bolshevikov) , Russian Communist Party (bolsheviks)
RLD Radio Lokacionnyj Dozor , Radar Guardian Ka-29RLD
RLS Radio-Lokatsyonnaya Stantsia , Radar Station
RLS BO RLS Bokovogo Obzora, Side-looking Radar Station
RNII Rocket Scientific Research Institution , Racketnij Nauchno-Issledovatelkij Institut , here RS-82/132mm rockets (aka "Katusha") were created... and a lot more. -
RO Reaktivnoe Orudie, Rocket Launcher, Rocket Weapon Mentioned at Pe-2 page
ROM Open sea recce, Razvedchik Otkritogo Morja ROM-1, ROM-2
RP Rocket Glider, Raketnyj Planer RP-318
RP-318-1
RSFSR Rossijskaja Sovetskaja Federativnaja Socialisticheskaja Respublika , Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
RSR Reactivnyj Strategicheskij Razvedchik, Strategic Jet Reconnaissater RSR
RU Roketnyj Uskoritel, Rocket Booster Pe-2RU page
RVZ Remvozdukhozavod, Aircraft repair workshop Mentioned at K-1 page
RVS Revolutsionnyj Voennyj Sovet, Revolutionary-Military Consul