M.A. Kupfer built helicopter/autogyro trainer towed off ground with rotor spun by tethered cable 1953.
Gun designer L.B. Kurchyevskii was authorized 1935 to form group to build fighters to use large recoilless cannon. IL designed by Lavochkin and S.N. Lyushin but never completed. BICh-17 by…
M.A. Kuzakov built light aircraft 1959.
André Laville emigrated from France 1928 to work in Soviet Union, starting with Richard in OPO-4 where he drew fighter similar to Nieuport-Delage on which he had previously worked. Formed…
Syemyon Alekseyevich Lavochkin worked in numerous brigades and groups, making detailed study of delta plastic-impregnated birch laminates. Convinced such material of great strategic importance, in releasing aluminium, obtained permission to…
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Lebedev (commonly shortened to Lebed’) was pioneer pilot, setting up aircraft factory at St Petersburg 1912. During war opened additional factories at Taganrog and Penze. In 1912-17 produced…
Name of light aircraft produced at Leningrad (St Petersburg) 1962 by Sekinin, Tatsiturnov and Kostin.
Brigade leader at NIAI, responsible for LK-1, also designated NIAI-1 (May 1933), 20 built.
Boris Pavlovich Lisunov masterminded Douglas licence for DC-3 and conversion into PS-84, later called Li-2 in recognition of his considerable redesign.
Luhovitskii Mashinostroitelnii Zavod, Moscow region, was major manufacturer in MiG-29 programme, now partner in Phönix-Aviatechnica. See also RSK "MiG".
Nikolai Rodionovich Lobanov was one of several students at Moscow Technical School who built early aircraft. Basically Farman type, but different undercarriage, control column pivoted down from upper wing and…
M.V. Lomonosov produced first documented evidence of powered aerodyne 1 July 1754 with Russian Academy of Science report of spring-driven model helicopter.
Neat monoplane, reminiscent of Blériot, built at Aeronautical Society of Moscow by Russian pilots M.G. Lerkhe and G.V. Yankovski and Italian pilot-designer F.E. Mosca. Flew spring 1912 with 50-hp Gnome,…
Moscow Aviation Institute was large and produced many graduates, taught by 13 of most famous Soviet designers, but produced paper designs rather than aircraft until baby delta MAI-62 (1962) and…
Moscow Aircraft Production Organization established 1991 by GAZ-155 (Mikoyan OKB) and 6 factories in greater Moscow area formerly involved in production of MiG-29 in order to act as single client…
Dmitri Sergeyevich Maximov (literally Maksimov) worked with aerodynamicist I.I. Drakin on SPS-89, fast passenger aircraft, at Gorkii (GAZ-89) 1937-9. Then GAZ-89 transferred to Yermolayev, and SPS-89 dropped 1940.
AVIATSIONNYI NAUCHNO-PROMYSHLENNYI KOMPLEKS MiG (ANPK MiG; MiG Aviation Scientific-Industrial Complex) This bureau originated in GAZ-1 (factory No. 1) founded in 1893. The experimental design bureau, founded by Artem I Mikoyan,…
N.G. Mikhelson was designer in pre-revolutionary Russia. At former Anatra works, Taganrog, 1921 began designing MK-1 fighter seaplane in partnership with Shishmaryev and Korvin (May 1923), prototype only. Went to…
MOSKOVSKY VERTOLRTNY ZAVOD IMENI M.L. MILYA OAO (Moscow Helicopter Plant named for M.L. Mil JSC) OKB founded 1947 by Mikhail Leontyevich Mil, who was involved with Soviet gyroplane and helicopter…
Viktor Leonidovich Moiseyenko produced 2U-B3 trainer (185-hp BMW) 1926.
Scientific and Industrial Enterprise which on 17 December 1992 flew prototype piston-engined 6-seater of same name.
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