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Non-U.S. Military Aircraft and Missile Designation Systems
Copyright © 2001-2011 Andreas Parsch
There are a few countries, which use (or did use) formal alphanumeric designations for their military aircraft and/or missiles. For these countries, this site presents explanations of the designation systems and listings of assigned designations.
Russia and the former Soviet Union are a special case. While the Russian designations are very complex, NATO and the U.S. DoD have assigned their own designations to Soviet/Russian military equipment.
Germany and Austria-Hungary (1914-1918)
(Western Aircraft and Missile Designations)
(Russian Missile and Spacecraft Designations)
This is a short list of links to pages about non-U.S. military aviation, which include designation and/or serial number references:
Comments and corrections to: Andreas Parsch