Accession Number : AD0716410

Title :   R and D in Soviet Aviation,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Alexander,Arthur J.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Research, design, development, and manufacture of Soviet aircraft are concentrated in the Ministry of Aviation Industry. However, the various functions are performed by administratively separate organizations. The present structure can be traced back to 1939, when a reorganization of the industry raised a number of young individuals to positions of authority following a period of intense purges. Information flows link the separate organizations. Research institutes provide design bureaus and manufacturing plants with handbooks of aerodynamic forms and structures and lists of approved materials and manufacturing techniques. Design starts with a small, short-term effort called the pre-project, which takes only a few months to prepare. Simplicity, commonality, and design inheritance are important features of design practice. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, USSR), SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, REVIEWS, AERONAUTICS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE