This consortium was formed 1989 by Myasishchyev OKB and six other organizations to promote local air transport in Arctic and far east regions. First aircraft project (among other activities) is…
AVIASTAR, ULYANOVSKY AVIATSIONNYI PROMYSHLENNNYI KOMPLEKS OAO (Ulyanovsk Aviation Industrial Complex "Aviastar" JSC) Founded in 1976, this 1.5 million m² (16.5 million sq ft) production facility, known Plant 25 (later UAIK…
Joint-stock company created to manage production and marketing of light aircraft designed by MAI, notably MAI-89 light biplane (35 delivered 1992) and MAI-90 competition aerobatic aircraft. See also OSKBES MAI.
AVIATON NAUCHNO-PROIZVODSTVENNAYA AVIATSIONNAYA FIRMA (Aviaton Aviation Scientific-Production Firm) Aviaton displayed its first product, the Merkury light twin, at the 1997 Moscow Air Show. On 27 March 1998, it purchased a…
Name of design brigade at Kharkov Aviation Institute 1930-37.
GOSUDARSTVENNOYE UNITARNOYE PREDPRIYATIE AVIATSIONNYI VOENNO-PROMYSHLENNYI KOMPLEKS SUKHOI (State Unitary Enterprise, Aviation Military-Industrial Complex Sukhoi) AVPK Sukhoi was created, under presidential decree, in August 1996, to bring together the Sukhoi and…
Grigorii Ivanovich Bakshayev spent most of his career at NIAI, where particular forte 1930-36 was aircraft with telescopic extending wings (e.g. LIG-7/LK and RK-1).
Italian Roberto Bartini, Communist, emigrated to Soviet Union 1923 and devoted life to designing Soviet aircraft. Served Red Army to 1928; then joined OSS 'Stal', headed his own brigade; arrested…
Engineer-colonel Anatoli Georgievich Bedunkovich worked at NIAI Leningrad. Best-known designs LK-4 (NIAI-4) light biplane, P-3 (LIG-5) advanced trainer and SKh-1 (LIG-10) multirole transport and ag-aircraft, all 1934-9.
Viktor Nikolayevich Belyaev (or Belyayev) worked with many design brigades before designing twin-boom passenger transport 1934, developed into remarkable DB-LK bomber. EI pusher fighter destroyed 1941.
A.Y. Bereznyak and A.M. Isayev developed BI-1 rocket interceptor (15 May 1942).
BERIEVA AVIATSIONNYI KOMPANIYA (Beriev Aviation Company) Original Beriev design bureau (OKB) founded in October 1934 by Georgy Mikhailovich Beriev (1902-79); except during of the Second World War, 1942-45, it has…
A.A. Besobrasov, F.E. Moska and V.A. Ponikovin built wierd triplane 1913.
Bureau Osobikh Konstruktsii, bureau of special designers, set up October 1930 on initiative of P.I. Baranov as part of CAHI. BOK-1 pressure-cabin high-altitude (1936), BOK-2 high-lift 2-part wing (1935), BOK-5…
Viktor Federovich Bolkhovitinov was mercurial professor at VVA (Zhukovskii air force academy) 1932. Following year became head of group, in effect an OKB, with first task to design replacement for…
Aleksei A. Borovkov and Ilya F. Florov set up OKB-7 early 1936, producing series of excellent small biplane fighters 7211, I-207 and I-207M. Fighter D, piston/ramjet, abandoned 1941.
Ivan Pavlovich Bratukhin ran OKB-3 at MAI 1940-51. Concentrated on helicopters with aeroplane tail and left/right girders or wings carrying an engine/rotor group. Omega, or 2MG, delayed by German invasion…
Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (also written TsAGI), Moscow, founded December 1918 by N.Ye. Zhukovsky. Provided aerodynamic basis of knowledge for all significant Soviet aircraft, and managed early rotary-wing programmes: 1-EA by…
Central Construction Bureau, also written TsKB.
Boris Ivanovich Cheranovskii pioneered tailless monoplanes, especially of 'parabola' form with curved leading edge. BICh-1 glider 1923, first powered aircraft -3 of 1926, successful. BICh-7 1929 unstable, rebuilt as -7A.…
OPYTNYI KONSTRUKTORSKOYE BYURO CHERNOV B & M OOO (B & M Chernov Experimental Design Bureau JSC) The designs of Boris V Chernov have previously appeared under the heading of SKB-1…
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