Kazan Aviation Institute intermittently one of greatest SKBs (student construction bureaux) from 1934, supervisory designers being S.P. Gudzik and Z.I. Itskovich 1934-7 and M.P. Simonov 1956-66. Very first design, KAI-1…
KAZANSKY VERTOLETNYI ZAVOD OAO GAZ-387 founded in Leningrad in 1940 and re-established at Kazan on 15 August 1941 following evacuation. Built 11,344 Polikarpov Po-2 biplanes up to 1947, when production…
Construction Bureau 7 organized 1936 to create aerospace vehicles. Ten projects included R-05v fighter, but thinking so far ahead of practical technology caused designs to remain on paper.
Vassili Nikolayevich Khioni was a lead designer for Anatra, small number of VKh Anasalya (Anadva-Salmson) bombers surviving Revolution. Khioni No. 4 (2 x 160-hp Salmson) flown 1922 but chaos of…
GOSUDARSTVENNYI KOSMICHESKII NAUCHNO-PROIZVODSTVENNYI TSENTR IMENI M.V. KHRUNICHEVA (State Research and Production Space Centre named for M.V. Khrunichev) The Aviation Department of this prominent rocket and space vehicle design and manufacturing…
GOSUDARSTVENNOYE UNITARNOYE PREDPRIYATIE KOMSOMOLSKOE-na-AMURE AVIATSIONNOYE PROIZVODSTVENNOYE OBEDINENIE IMENI Yu.A. GAGARINA (State Unitary Enterprise Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association named for Y.A. Gagarin) A major production centre for Sukhoi aircraft at the…
Sergei Aleksandrovich Kochyerigin fought as pilot 1914-17 yet survived Revolution to become chief deputy to Polikarpov at OOS spring 1926. In 1930 head of recon brigade at CCB, with prolific…
Dmitri Nikolayevich Kolesnikov designed gliders from 1930, collaborated with Romeiko-Gurko on RMK-1 and with Tsybin on KTs-20 troop-carrying glider 1940.
Leonid Dyementyevich Kolpakov-Miroshnichyenko led design of several aircraft at Lebed company 1914-17. His own designs were: Kolpakov K-1 recon biplane (1916) with entire wing cellule variable incidence through 7°, Lebed…
Commission for Heavy Aviation formed spring 1920 under N.Ye. Zhukovskii, designed triplane transport named variously Komta or Kometa (comet). Two x 240-hp Fiat, normally 2 pilots and 6/8 passengers, flown…
Sergei Pavlovich Korolyev is revered as General Designer of GDL-OKB, creator of Soviet Union's powerful rocket engines and master architect of vast ICBM and space programmes. But in 1930 he…
KOSOS, Bureau of Special Construction, formed 1929 within CAHI and led by Tupolev. Ilyushin and Sukhoi.
Ogneslav Stefanovich Kostovich, originally Hungarian, was pioneer of Russian aircraft, demonstrating models of helicopter, aeroplane and even ornithopter as early as 1879. Spent most time with dirigible Rossiya, and patented…
Sergei Grigoryevich Kozlov was professor at VVA (air force academy) 1930-37. Gigant bomber (6 pairs of 730-hp engines) was never finished 1931. PS 'stealth' aircraft, low visibility and sound, flew…
Vasilii Vasilyevich (Wilhelm) Kress worked in Vienna where around 1900 he built an ambitious tandem triplane twin-float seaplane. On test it capsized, disaster blamed on ponderous weight of 35-hp Daimler…
Aleksei Aleksandrovich Krylov known only for R-II (also known as P-1), 2-seat recon biplane built under difficulties 1923-5.
V.Ya. Krylov worked at GVF Leningrad with I.N. Vinogradov on AT-1 3-seat monoplane (1935), with several partners on ASK 4-seat amphibian for Arctic use with twin boat hulls (1935) and…
Kuibyshyev aviation production association, linked with ANTK Tupolev, formed 1991, no longer builds Tu-95 or Tu-154, but took over work from KhGAPP. See also Aviacor.
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Kudashyev, Kiev professor, flew at Nice with M.N. Yefimov February 1910, thereafter building 4 aeroplanes. Kudashyev 1 was at first glance like Voisin, but 35-hp Anzani drove tractor…
Two distinct groups have built light aircraft. KuAI (aviation institute; now SGAU) built VIGR-1 helicopter with tip pulsejets 1965, Sverchok (cricket) 30-hp autogyro 1971 and both Strekoza (dragonfly) and Szmiel…
At MAKS '03, Moscow, August 2003, this firm showed mockups of an agricultural sprayer and the Chirok light flying-boat. The latter, previously credited to the Pegas design bureau at Zhukovsky's…
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