Name Explanation Examples
S Stays for Sukhoj prototypes with swept wing, Strelovidnoe krylo, 'Strelka' (The Arrow) S-1, S-2
S Stays for Sikorskij aircraft S-3, S-16
Samoliot Russian word for self-flying machine (early years). Later is used for airplane only (not for helicopters) 'Samoliot' by E.P.Sverchkov and by A.F.Mozhajskij
SAM Initials of A.S.Moskalev Design Bureau SAM-6, SAM-7, SAM-13
SAR Search And Rescue, Example: SAR aircraft, SAR mission
SB High speed bomber, Skorostnoj Bombardirovschik SB
Sch Initials of Schetinin Factory; Sch-3
Sche Initial of A.Ya.Scherbakov Sche-2
SDB High speed daytime bomber, Skorostnoj Dnevnoj Bombardirovschik SDB
SF North Fleet, Severnyj Flot
SFR High speed photo-recce, Skorostnoj Foto Razvedchik SFR
SG Sport racer, Sportivno-Gonochnyj SG-1
Sh Low level attacker, Shtormovik BSh-2, ShB
Sh V.B.Shavrov initial Sh-1, Sh-2, Sh-5
ShB Armored attacker, Shtormovik Bronirovannij ShB
Sha Initials of Shavrov Design Bureau ShA-2
ShON Special Role Attacker, Shturmovik Osobogo Naznachenija ShON
ShR Attack fighter-recce, Shtormowik-Razwedchik
SK High speed aircraft, Skorostnoj SK-1, SK-2
SKB Students' Design Bureau, Studencheskoe Konstructorskoe Buro
SKhA Agricultural Aviation, Selsko-Khoziajstvennaja Aviatsia
SibNIA, SibNII Siberian Scientific Institute of Aviation (Research Institute), Sibirskij Nauchnij Institut Aviatsii (Issledovatelskij Institut) Siberian Scientific-Aeronautical Research Institute named for S A Chaplygin
SKh Agricultural, Selsko-Khozajstvennij SKh
SM Self-propelled Prototype
Samokhodnaja Model
SM-1
SKO Special Designs Division, Spetsialnyj Konstructorskij Otdel
SNK Consul of People Commissars, Sovet Narodnih Komissarov" , It did not fly for a while, but at least was trying. And definitely had an impact on Russian Aviation History. So it is here. -
SON Special Purpose Aircraft, Samoliot Osobogo Naznachenija see GASN aircraft page
SOS Section for Experimental Construction, Sector Opytnogo Stroitelstva
Sovmin Sovet ministrov , Consil of Ministers, top executive autority in the USSR
SPB Fast dive bomber, Skorostnoj Pikiruuschij Bombardirovschik SPB
SPB Composite dive bomber, Sostavnoj Pikiruuschij Bombardirovschik" see SPB, I-16 and Zveno-6 Pages;
SPS Signal receiving system, Sistema Prijema Signalov
SPL Aircraft Of The Submarine, Samoliot Podvodnoj Lodki SPL
Stavka Major Headquarters
STO Special Technical Division , Spetsialnij Tekhnicheskij Otdel , Also means 'Hundred' in Russian; '100', '102', '103' etc.
StrelBom Serpukhov School of Gunnery and Bombardment, Shkola Strelbi i Bombometanija
SVB Aircraft for the air combat, Samoliot Vozdushnogo Boya SVB
SVVP VTOL aircraft, Samoliot Vertikalnogo Vzleta i Posadki Kor.SVVP-70
Su Initials of Sukhoj Design Bureau Su-2, Su-35
SUVP Samoliot UkrVozdukhPuti SUVP
SUMBR-2 Strelkovaja Ustanovka dlia MBR-2 , Gun installation for MBR-2 MBR-2