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Also Known As: Soviet Aircraft And Their Aliases
"From the start of the Cold War, Western forces began to give names to the Soviet aircraft they encountered - mainly because they did not know their real names. See how much you know about Soviet aircraft and the names that the NATO gave to them."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The MiG-21 was one of the most famous of all Russian aircraft. What name was given to it by NATO forces?
What name did NATO forces give to the Russian fighter the SU-15?
One of the most famous names in Russian military aircraft was YAK, What was the NATO designation of the YAK-9?
The Russian An-71 aircraft was given the NATO reporting name of 'Madcap'. What was its specialty?
Airborne Early Warning
What was significant about the AN-22, which was known by the NATO reporting name of 'Cock'?
It was the first-ever swept-wing transport
It was the world's largest turboprop aircraft
It was designed for high speed/high altitude aerial cartography
It was the last bi-plane to enter service with the Russian airforce
The first helicopter to enter service with Soviet armed forces was the Mi-1. What was its NATO designation?
A Soviet aircraft that was given the name 'Midas' by NATO forces fulfilled a specialist role. What was it?
The Russian President's private jet
During the Cuban Missile Crisis of the early 1960s, the Soviet Union increased tensions by supplying a bomber aircraft for local use on the Caribbean island. What was its NATO designation?
In 1982, Clint Eastwood starred in a movie about a fictional Russian aircraft. What was its nickname?
NATO gave the name 'Madge' to the Soviet BE-6. What function did it fulfill?
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Compiled Jun 28 12