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Designation system of Gorky aircraft plant No.21 (USSR)

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The Gorki aviation plant No.21 (now - Open Society "the Nizhniy Novgorod aviabuilding plant "Sokol") used accurate enough system of designations of production: types. Types of planes of factory No.21 are used to distinguish updatings Polikarpov I-16. Though the designation "I-16 type 24" is actually a mix of two designations: official "I-16" and intrafactory "type 24".

The plane type is used in serial number. For ГАЗ-21 serial numbers have the following appearance:
NN21SSPP
Where
- NN - an type (article) number, one or two figures
- 21 - aircraft factory number
- SS - series number
- PP - plane number in a series

Type 1 = Polikarpov/Grigorovich I-5
Type 2 = Sukhoi I-14
Type 3 = Neman KhAI-1
Type 4 = Polikarpov I-16 M-22
Type 5 = Polikarpov I-16 M-25
Type 6 = Polikarpov/Grigorovich I-5 (two-seat version)
Type 7 = Borovkov/Florov I-207
Type 8 = Polikarpov UT-2 (I-16 version)
Type 9 = Polikarpov I-16 (strike version)
Type 10 = Polikarpov I-16 M-25V
Type 11 = Polikarpov I-16 (strike version)
Type 12 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 13 = not used
Type 14 = Polikarpov UTI-2 (I-16 version)
Type 15 = Polikarpov UTI-4 (I-16 version)
Type 16 = ?
Type 17 = Polikarpov I-16 M-25V (with cannons)
Type 18 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 19 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 20 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 21 = Pashinin IP-21
Type 22 = ?
Type 23 = ?
Type 24 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 25 = Polikarpov I-180
Type 26 = ?
Type 27 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 28 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 29 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 30 = ?
Type 31 = LaGG-3
Type 32 = ?
Type 33 = LaGG-3 (with NS-37 cannon)
Type 34 = ?
Type 35 = ?
Type 36 = ?
Type 37 = La-5, La-5F
Type 38 = LaGG-3 (with Sh-37 cannon)
Type 39 = La-5FN
Type 40 = ?
Type 41 = La-5FN (with metal wing)
Type 42 = ?
Type 43 = La-5UTI
Type 44 = ?
Type 45 = La-7
Type 46 = La-7UTI
Type 47 = ?
Type 48 = La-9
Type 49 = UTI La-9 ?
Type 50 = ?
Article 51 = La-11
Article 52 = La-15
Article 53 = MiG-15bis
Article 54 = MiG-17
Article 55 = MiG-15R bis
Article 56 = ?
Article 57 = MiG-21F
Article 58 = MiG-17PF
Article 59 = MiG-19
Article 60 = MiG-19PM
Article 61 = MiG-19S
Article 62 = MiG-19P
Article 63 = E-2A (MiG-23, 1st with this designation)
Article 64 = E-50A (MiG-23U, 1st with this designation)
Article 65 = MiG-19PMU
Article 66 = Mikoyan SM-12PM & SM-12PMU
Article 67 = ?
Article 68 = ?
Article 69 = ?
Article 70 = ?
Article 71 = ?
Article 72 = MiG-21
Article 73 = ?
Article 74 = MiG-21F-13
Article 75 = MiG-21bis
Article 76 = MiG-21PF
Article 77 = MiG-21FL
Article 78 = ?
Article 79 = ?
Article 80 = ?
Article 81 = ?
Article 82 = ?
Article 83 = MiG-25MP
Article 84 = MiG-25P
Article 85 = ?
Article 86 = ?
Article 87 = ?
Article 88 = ?
Article 89 = ?
Article 90 = ?
Article 91 = ?
Article 92 = Mikoyan 23-31 (unofficial MiG-21PD)
Article 93 = ?
Article 94 = MiG-21PFM
Article 95 = MiF-21S
Article 96 = MiG-21M
Article 97 = ?
Article 98 = MiG-21FM
Article 99 = MiG-25LL
Article 00 = M-101T Gzhel'
Article 01 = MiG-31
Article 02 = MiG-25R
Article 03 = MiG-21R
Article 04 = ?
Article 05 = MiG-31M
Article 06 = ?
Article 07 = MiG-31A
Article 08 = ?
Article 09 = ?
Article 10 = ?
Article 11 = ?
Article 12 = MiG-31D
 

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Hi all!
The Type 16 and Type 23 were also I-16 versions. Type 16 was a version with two synchronized 12.7-mm ShVAK machine guns - three prototypes were built (I posted a bit more info here). The designation Type 23 was used since April to August 1939 for the I-16 armed with ten RS-82 unguided rockets; later this weapon became standard and the special designation was cancelled.

The Type 11 wasn't attack version of the I-16, but another trainer version - UTI-3 with Nazarov M-58 engine (single prototype built in 1935: see here).

The Type 21 was firstly assigned to unbuilt I-16 version with four synchronized ShKAS machine guns, later reassigned to Pashinin fighter. The Type 22 was another unbuilt I-16 version, also with four synchronized machine guns but just two of them were ShKAS - the other two were Savin/Norov SN with even higher rate of fire (the same weapon was used on Type 19).
 

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Type 1 = Polikarpov/Grigorovich I-5
Type 2 = Sukhoi I-14 (not built, production documentation only)
Type 3 = Neman KhAI-1
Type 4 = Polikarpov I-16 M-22
Type 5 = Polikarpov I-16 M-25
Type 6 = Polikarpov/Grigorovich UTI-1 (two-seat I-5 version)
Type 7 = Borovkov/Florov I-207
Type 8 = Polikarpov UT-2 (I-16 type 4 version)
Type 9 = Polikarpov I-16 (strike version)
Type 10 = Polikarpov I-16 M-25V
Type 11 = Polikarpov UTI-3 (I-16 version)
Type 12 = Polikarpov I-16 (with cannons)
Type 13 = not used
Type 14 = Polikarpov UTI-2 (I-16 M-22 version)
Type 15 = Polikarpov UTI-4 (I-16 M-25 version)
Type 16 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 17 = Polikarpov I-16 M-25V (with cannons)
Type 18 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 19 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 20 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 21 = Pashinin IP-21 (initial designation, later Type 30)
Type 21 = Polikarpov I-16 (with four MG (4*7.62), not built, production documentation only)
Type 22 = Polikarpov I-16 (with four MG (2*12.7 + 2*7.62), not built, production documentation only)
Type 23 = Polikarpov I-16 (with RS-82 rockets, later designation cancelled)
Type 24 = Polikarpov I-16 M-63
Type 25 = Polikarpov I-180
Type 26 = Polikarpov U-2
Type 27 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 28 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 29 = Polikarpov I-16
Type 30 = Pashinin IP-21
Type 31 = LaGG-3
Type 32 = LaGG-3 (with VYa cannon)
Type 33 = LaGG-3 (with NS-37 cannon)
Type 34 = LaGG-3 (with M-107 engine, project only)
Type 35 = ?
Type 36 = ?
Type 37 = La-5, La-5F
Type 38 = Gudkov R-37 (Ue-37) (LaGG-3 version with Sh-37 cannon)
Type 39 = La-5FN
Type 40 = Polikarpov I-16 (with M-64 engine, project only)
Type 41 = La-5FN (with metal wing)
Type 42 = ?
Type 43 = UTI La-5
Type 44 = La-5FN (with TK-3 turbocompressor)
Type 45 = La-7
Type 46 = UTI La-7
Type 47 = Samolet 4302
Type 48 = La-9
Type 49 = UTI La-9 (not built, production documentation only)
Type 50 = ?
Article 51 = La-11
Article 52 = La-15
Article 53 = MiG-15bis
Article 54 = MiG-17
Article 55 = MiG-15R bis
Article 56 = MiG-17PFU
Article 57 = MiG-21F
Article 58 = MiG-17PF
Article 59 = MiG-19
Article 60 = MiG-19P
Article 61 = MiG-19S & MiG-19SV
Article 62 = MiG-19P
Article 63 = E-2A (MiG-23, 1st with this designation)
Article 64 = E-50A (MiG-23U, 1st with this designation)
Article 65 = MiG-19PM
Article 66 = Mikoyan SM-12PM & SM-12PMU
Article 67 = Mikoyan SM-51
Article 68 = ?
Article 69 = ?
Article 70 = ?
Article 71 = ?
Article 72 = MiG-21F
Article 73 = ?
Article 74 = MiG-21F-13
Article 75 = MiG-21bis
Article 76 = MiG-21PF
Article 77 = MiG-21FL
Article 78 = ?
Article 79 = ?
Article 80 = ?
Article 81 = ?
Article 82 = ?
Article 83 = MiG-25MP
Article 84 = MiG-25P
Article 85 = ?
Article 86 = ?
Article 87 = ?
Article 88 = ?
Article 89 = ?
Article 90 = ?
Article 91 = ?
Article 92 = Mikoyan 23-31 (unofficial MiG-21PD)
Article 93 = ?
Article 94 = MiG-21PFM & MiG-21PFS
Article 95 = MiF-21S
Article 96 = MiG-21M & MiG-21MT & MiG-21MF
Article 97 = ?
Article 98 = MiG-21FM
Article 99 = MiG-25LL
Article 00 = M-101T Gzhel'
Article 01 = MiG-31
Article 02 = MiG-25R
Article 03 = MiG-21R
Article 04 = ?
Article 05 = MiG-31M
Article 06 = ?
Article 07 = MiG-31A
Article 08 = ?
Article 09 = ?
Article 10 = Volga-2 hovercraft
Article 11 = ?
Article 12 = MiG-31B
Article 15 = MiG-21SM
Article 22 = MiG-25PU
Article 27 = Dingo
Article 30 = MiG-29UB
Article 39 = MiG-25RU
Article 50 = MiG-21SMT
Article 51 = MiG-25RBS
Article 52 = MiG-25RBK
Article 59 = F.15F Excalibur
Article 62 = Yak-130
Article 66 = MiG-25BM
 

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Great research, many thanks guys.
 

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