Soviet aircraft names are based on a system used by NATO countries. Examples of
NATO names are Flogger, Cub, Hind, and Badger. The initial letter in the name indicates
the aircraft's role; for example, F for fighter, C for cargo, H for helicopter, and B for
bomber. Soviet aircraft are letter designated for people who designed and or
manufactured the aircraft. An example is Su-24 Fencer. The Su is for P. O. Sukhoi who
headed the team that designed the aircraft. Sample designations and names for Soviet
aircraft are at Figure 24.