ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] M14P data plate: Cryliic or English?
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Thread: [Acro] M14P data plate: Cryliic or English?
Message: [Acro] M14P data plate: Cryliic or English?
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From: "Fly" <fly at vigoris.net>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 11:57:51 UTC
Hi Folks! I've got a chance to nose around some Eastern European airports next week. Funny, here in the states I've looked at several Yaks and Sukhois up close but can't remember how the data plate reads. What is the "P" in M14P? The Cryliic letter that sounds as "p as in poppa" is written different. The Cryllic letter "P" is pronounced as a "Rrrr" sound, similar to a trilled "R" in spanish. And I've read that a new 450HP version is designated the M14R......... "R"? The Russians don't print an "R"...... The M14B is a helicopter engine. But the Russian "B" is pronounced like the English "V" Our " B" sound is written in Russian as a small 'b" as in 'babushka'. A " M14PF" ? The "F" sound is the Cryllic character that looks like a circle intersected by a vertical line. Maybe I need a babushka to hit me to keep me away from these things! Kent Felkins Tulsa