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Guest Dominik Mann

Q to all Soviet military plane connoisseurs...

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This morning I received a newsletter from my preferred mail order retailer telling me about their new items...among which is also the Trumpeter 1/48 Su-15 (WOOHOO!!!).However (before you delete this post for apparent "wrong forumness" ;-) ), what I was wondering about is this...What do those abbreviations after the plane type designation actually mean?For example, let's take the Su-15TM. What "Su-15" means is pretty obvious, but what does the "TM" mean? I gather it is an abbreviation for something, but since I do not speak Russian I have no idea what it could denote. I only know that "UB" as in "MiG-29UB" means "utshebny-boyovy" ("training and combat") and "PF" as in "MiG-17PF" means "poiskovyy-forsirovaniy" ("search" -meaning the plane is equipped with a targeting radar - and "reinforced", which relates to the afterburning engine).Anybody help me out here?Thanks!

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Dominik,It doesn't look like you're going to find the answer here! The best place to ask would be the General Avation forum at http://www.sukhoi.ru/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=aviageneralAlthough it is mostly in Russian if you post your question in English you should get a reply in English :-)If you do get an answer then please let me know! I'm curious about this as well now!Iain Spowart,Scotland.Webmaster and photographer,Scottish Claymores 2002Cheerleaders Fan Sitehttp://www.claymorescheerleaders.com/media/avsim/2002-s.jpghttp://ClaymoresCheerleaders.com

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Wow, thanks! I didn't get to post on that Russian board so far myself, but was planning to do so this weekend. Seems you got there first! :DBTW, kak

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Dominik,I have no idea what your question is! I don't speak Russian and the only way I could use the forum was by comparing it against other (English) ones to know what the buttons meant!Thanks to CoValent at sukhoi.ru for his excellent answer to your question :-)Iain Spowart,Scotland.

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My question was simply if you happen to speak Russian :-) . Tried to type it in Cyrillic at first, but the AVSIM board would not support Cyrillic characters ;-) .

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