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NATO reporting names are code names for military equipment from Russia, China, and historically, the Eastern Bloc (Soviet Union and other nations of the Warsaw Pact).

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An An-124 of 224th Flight Unit

Antonov An-124 Ruslan

An An-124 of 224th Flight Unit
Antonov An-124 Rusłan preparing to land at Wroclaw-Strachowice airport
Polet Airlines An-124 cockpit
An-124 during unloading of an Atlas V rocket main stage
Mobile air traffic control tower loaded onto an An-124 to Haiti
The Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle "Mystic" being loaded at Naval Air Station North Island, California, United States
Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124-100M-150 with nose door open at MAKS 2005, Moscow – Zhukovskiy; Cubana de Aviación Ilyushin Il-96 in background
224th Flight Unit An-124 inflight with 2 Sukhoi Su-27s of the Falcons of Russia at the 2010 Moscow Victory Day Parade
A Volga-Dnepr An-124-100
AN-124 of Antonov Airlines at Long Beach Airport. Cargo: composite parts for Airbus A350 XWB.
An-124 of Maximus Air Cargo at Brno–Tuřany Airport
Three sides view
Payload-range diagram

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Антонов Ан-124 Руслан; NATO reporting name: Condor) is a large, strategic airlift, four-engined aircraft that was designed in the 1980s by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union (USSR).

A Russian Air Force Il-76MD

Ilyushin Il-76

A Russian Air Force Il-76MD
The Il-76 is a high-wing freighter with four turbofans and a T-tail.
Landing gear of an Ilyushin Il-76
USAF and IAF airmen work inside the cockpit of an Indian Il-76.
Il-76TD-90, Aviadvigatel PS-90 engines have larger diameter.
Il-76LL with PD-14 engine prototype under testing, 2015
Il-76TD glass nose
Il-76LL SKIP testbed, 1999
Il-76MD-90A of the Russian Air Force
Il-76MD GSh-23 tail guns
Il-76MD cargo cabin
A commercial variant of the Ilyushin Il-76, loading cargo at Ali Air Base, Iraq
An Il-76TD belonging to the IRGC, used as a firefighting aircraft
The A-50E/I Mainstay of the Indian Air Force
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Indian Air Force pilots walk away from their Il-76 medium cargo jet after landing at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
Il-76 of the Indian Air Force lands in Leh, Ladakh.
IAF IL-76 MD K2902 at Leh
Air Almaty Il-76T
IL-76 lands on a dirt strip
GST Aero IL-76 at Patriot Hills Base Camp, Antarctica
Ilyushin Il-76TD of Turkmenistan Airlines
Loading BMD-1 in Ukrainian Air Force IL-76
An Il-76MD that was damaged during the Sknyliv air show disaster on 27 July 2002, during which the Sukhoi Su-27 involved struck a glancing blow against the aircraft's nose before crashing into spectators.
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The Ilyushin Il-76 (Илью́шин Ил-76; NATO reporting name: Candid) is a multi-purpose, fixed-wing, four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter designed by the Soviet Union's Ilyushin design bureau.

SA-2 Guideline missile on display at the National Air and Space Museum

S-75 Dvina

SA-2 Guideline missile on display at the National Air and Space Museum
Rear view showing the solid-propellant booster nozzle, as displayed in Imperial War Museum Duxford
The S-75 in transport configuration
Egyptian SA-2 System in 1985
Egyptian S-75 Dvina in the Egyptian National Military Museum
Anti-aircraft missile system S-75
An F-105D hit by an SA-2 missile
North Vietnamese S-75 site. The typical hexagonal pattern made the sites easy to spot from the air. The Vietnamese later abandoned the layout for this reason.
Second stage of an S-75
North Vietnamese SA-2 missile pepare to fire at American aircraft
Fan Song radar (left) and a Low Blow to the right
V-750 missile in transit
An HQ-2 on display at Minsk World in Shenzhen, China
Map of S-75 operators in blue with former operators in red
A pair of S-75 launchers
Romanian S-75M3 "Volhov" launching a 5Ia23 missile at Capu Midia firing range.
Indonesian S-75 Dvina (SA-2) Surface-to-air missile system at Dirgantara Mandala Museum

The S-75 (Russian: С-75; NATO reporting name SA-2 Guideline) is a Soviet-designed, high-altitude air defence system, built around a surface-to-air missile with command guidance.

Scud missile on TEL vehicle, National Museum of Military History, Bulgaria

Scud missile

One of a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

One of a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Scud missile on TEL vehicle, National Museum of Military History, Bulgaria
MAZ-543 (9P117) Launcher with 8K14 rocket of 9K72 missile complex "Elbrus" (Scud B), Saint-Petersburg Artillery Museum, Russia. (2007)
The rear section of an 8K14 missile, displayed at the Poznan Museum of Armaments - :pl:Muzeum Uzbrojenia w Poznaniu, Poland. The fixed fins and the graphite vanes that control the missile's path can be seen
2T3M1 Transport for the Soviet Scud-A Launchers
Scud Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) with missile in upright position, RAF Spadeadam, England (2005)
An R-17 on a reload transport trailer with a ZIL-131 tractor, Tolyatti Technical Museum, Tolyatti, Russia (2010)
Damage from an Iraqi scud missile that hit Ramat Gan, Israel, during the first Gulf War (26 January 1991)
Military personnel examine the remains of a Scud tail assembly during the Gulf War, 26 May 1992
Map with Scud operators in blue and former operators in red
Scud launcher of the Afghan National Army.
An opposing force Scud launcher in the United States.

The term comes from the NATO reporting name attached to the missile by Western intelligence agencies.

A P-15M missile (SS-N-2c) being unloaded from a former East German Navy Tarantul class missile boat

P-15 Termit

Anti-ship missile developed by the Soviet Union's Raduga design bureau in the 1950s.

Anti-ship missile developed by the Soviet Union's Raduga design bureau in the 1950s.

A P-15M missile (SS-N-2c) being unloaded from a former East German Navy Tarantul class missile boat
INS Chamak (K95) of the Indian Navy fires a P-15 Termit missile
P-15 missile, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
SY-1 Missile
HY-2 Missile
P-15 missiles on parade
P-20 launcher on an Osa II class fast attack craft, with wings folded
Map with P-15 Termit operators in blue and former operators in red
A twin vertical launcher aboard the German corvette Hiddensee. Note the support for the ventral booster.

Its GRAU designation was 4K40, its NATO reporting name was Styx or SS-N-2.

Horn loudspeakers are often used to broadcast sound in outdoor locations.

Code name

Code word or name used, sometimes clandestinely, to refer to another name, word, project, or person.

Code word or name used, sometimes clandestinely, to refer to another name, word, project, or person.

Horn loudspeakers are often used to broadcast sound in outdoor locations.

Although this was started by the Air Standards Co-ordinating Committee (ASCC) formed by the United States, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, it was extended throughout NATO as the NATO reporting name for aircraft, rockets and missiles.

K-13 (missile)

K-13 missile's seeker.''
Map with K-13 operators in blue and former operators in red
Serbian hybrid SAM - PASARS 16 with K-13 missile

The Vympel K-13 (NATO reporting name: AA-2 "Atoll") is a short-range, infrared homing air-to-air missile developed by the Soviet Union.

9M113 Konkurs in Belarusian service

9M113 Konkurs

9M113 Konkurs in Belarusian service
9M113 Konkurs launching rails on the top of 9P148 vehicle
Armenian 9P148 Konkurs in Yerevan

The 9M113 Konkurs (9М113 «Конкурс»; "Contest"; NATO reporting name AT-5 Spandrel) is a Soviet SACLOS wire-guided anti-tank missile.

Tupolev Tu-160 Aleksandr Novikov in flight over Russia, May 2014

Tupolev Tu-160

Tupolev Tu-160 Aleksandr Novikov in flight over Russia, May 2014
Tu-160 in flight
Cockpit view of a Tu-160
Blended wing profile
Tupolev Tu-160 at the 2013 Moscow Victory Day Parade
Tu-160 with Burlak launch vehicle
A Tupolev Tu-160 with Soviet officers in front, September 1989
Russian President Vladimir Putin inside the cabin of a Tu-160 in August 2005
A Tu-160 is intercepted by an RAF Tornado F3 in March 2010
Tu-160 Vasily Reshetnikov at the Engels-2 air base
A Tu-160 launching a Kh-101 cruise missile at targets in Syria, November 2015
Ukrainian Air Force Tupolev Tu-160, 1997
Orthographic projection of the Tupolev Tu-160

The Tupolev Tu-160 (Туполев Ту-160 Белый лебедь; NATO reporting name: Blackjack) is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union in the 1970s.

A Polish Air Force MiG-29A

Mikoyan MiG-29

A Polish Air Force MiG-29A
A Soviet Air Forces MiG-29 parked after a display flight at the Abbotsford Air Show, 1989
A Russian Air Force MiG-29UB trainer
MiG-29UB of the Swifts aerobatic team
RD-33 on display at the Luftwaffenmuseum of the Bundeswehr
A Bangladesh Air Force MiG-29B inflight with its Klimov RD-33 turbofan engines on full afterburner
MiG-29 cockpit, 1995
MiG-29 nose showing radome and S-31E2 KOLS IRST
MiG-29UB on display, showing gunport
Bangladesh Air Force MiG-29B during Breaking Formation, showing its full underbelly. Note the six underwing pylons carrying R-27, R-73 Air-to-air missiles. The centerline fuel tank is seen with an APU exhaust duct.
The sketch of the MiG-29 performing the super maneuver, the Pugachev's Cobra.
MiG-29SMT at the 2011 MAKS
A Ukrainian MiG-29 in 2018
MiG-29 of the Indian Air Force at Aero India 2009
An Indian Air Force MiG-29UPG
Indian Air Force MiG-29UPG patrolling the Himalayas
MiG-29K landing on INS Vikramaditya
MiG-29 of the Serbian Air Force and Air Defence
A digital representation of a MiG-29B in service with the Air Force of Serbia and Montenegro during Operation Allied Force in 1999.
A German Air Force MiG-29
MiG-29SE of the Peruvian Air Force
A Polish Air Force MiG-29 with a USAF F-16.
Sudanese Air Force MiG-29SE
A MiG-29AS of the Slovak Air Force
A squadron of Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 "Fulcrum-A"
Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29UB
German Air Force MiG-29GT
MiG-29 Sniper
A Russian Air Force MiG-29SMT
MiG-29OVT on display
MiG-29M
MiG-29K at МАК 2007
Azerbaijani Air Force MiG-29
Bangladesh Air Force MiG-29B Fulcrum takes off from Shahjalal International Airport
MiG-29B of the Belarusian Air Force
Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29A
MiG-29 of the Chadian Air Force lands at Lviv International Airport
MiG-29N of the Royal Malaysian Air Force
MiG-29B of the Myanmar Air Force
Hungarian Air Force MiG-29
MiG-29 Sniper on display
First prototype MiG-29 on display at the Central Air Force Museum in Monino.
MiG-29 on display in McMinnville, Oregon.
MiG-29A at Wright-Patterson National Museum of the USAF
Drawing of MiG-29 (Russian Air Force)

The Mikoyan MiG-29 (Микоян МиГ-29; NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) is a twin-engine fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union.