Abbreviations used by AeroKnow

These abbreviations were developed by AeroKnow founder Job Conger for use in identifying sources, types of data and types of aircraft. Any resemblance between this and other index systems is coincidental. AeroKnow visitors (which we hope will become AeroKnow supporters) are welcome to copy, emulate and use any part of this system with our best wishes.
   This list was most recently updated Wednesday, August 01, 2007

  Magazine Abbreviations 

 

 

 

  A  and Apr  =  Airpower
  A&S         =  Air & Space
                                Smithsonian
  AA           = Antique Airman
  AAW        =  Aerial Age Weekly
  AAADig    =  Antique Airplane
                     Association Digest
  AAAN      =  AAA News
  ABD        =  Air Britain Digest
  AC          =  Air Classics
  AcIl         =  Aircraft Illustrated
  ACIlX       =  AcIl Extra
  Ac&J       =  Ac & Jets
  AComb    =  Air Combat

  ACQR      =  AC Quarterly Review
  AE            =  Air Enthusiast
  AEQ         =   AE Quarterly
  AI              =  Air International 
  Alnrs
        =  Airliners
  AeMo       =   Aeroplane Monthly
  Aeph        =  Aerophile
  AF            =  Air Force
  Afx           =  Airfix
  AFI          =  Air Forces
                               International
  AFM        =  Air Forces Monthly

  AeH         = Aerospace Historian
  AM           = American Modeler
  An           =  annual issue
  ANP        =  Aero'N'Photo
  AOPA     =  AOPA Pilot
  AP          =  Air Progress
  APMA    =  Australian Plastic
                        Modelers Society

  Armav    =  Armchair Aviator
  AT         =  Air Trails
  ATCFM  =  AT Classic Flying  
                                      Models

  ATech    =  Air Tech
  ATHFYM =  AT Hobbies for
                                Young Men
  ATP     =  Air Trails Pictoral
  AvN     =  Aviation News
  AvNM  =  Aviation in Miniature

 

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  AvQ      =  Aviation Quarterly
  AW      =  Aviation Week
  AWld   =  Air World
  AWST  =  AW Space
                      Technology
  AX        =  Air Extra
  BC        =  Bungee Cord
  C&C      =  Cross & Cockade
  CL         =  Captain's Log
  C&CGB  =  C&C Great Britain
  CA         =  Combat Aircraft
  F           =  Flying
  FSM      =  Fine Scale Modeler
  Flt         =  Flight
  Flint      =  Flt International
  FltJ       =  Flight Journal
  FM        =  Flying Models
  FP        =  Fly Past
  FR        =  Flying Review
  FRI       =  FR International
  5val       =  5-View Album
  IM         =  In Miniature
  IAPR     =  International Air
                      Power Review
IPMSG   =   International Plastic
                    Modelers Society
                    Germany
  IPMSJ   = IPMS USA Journal
  IPMSQ  =  IPMS USA Quarterly
  IPMSUK =  IPMS United
                                 Kingdom
  JAS       =  Journal American
                   Aviation Historical
                                      Society
  JMA       =  Journal of Military Av
  JNZ        =  J New Zealand Av
                   Historical Society
  KCC       = Kit Collectors   
                            Clearinghouse
  KF         = Koku Fan
  MAI       = Modelaire
                         International
  MAN     = Model Airplane News
  ME       = Model Expert
  MJ        =  Military Journal
  ModAc  =  Model Aircraft
  ModRev =  Model Review

 

 

 

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  NAN        =  Naval Aviation News
  NAS       =  Newsletter, American
                    Aviation Historical
                                        Society
  OTF       =  Over the Front
  PAM      =  Plastic Aircraft
                              Modelers News
  P&P       =  Plane & Pilot
  PopAv    =  Popular Aviation
  PriPi      =  Private Pilot
  Prop      =  Propliners
  RNS      =  Replica In Scale
  RT         =  Random Thoughts
  S           =  Sprue
  SAFO    =  Small Air Forces
                          Clearinghouse
  ScAcMod = Scale Aircraft Modeler
  ScAcMdg = ScAc Modelling
  ScMdg     =  Scale Modelling
  SAMI       = Scale Aviation Modeller
                                     International
  Sky         =  Skyways
  SM          = Scale Modeler
  ScRcMod = Sc R/C Modeler
  SptAv      =  Sport Aviation
  SptF        =  Sport Flying
  Squad      =  The Squadron
  ST           =  Smoke Trails
  Tant         =  The Antiquer
  VA           =  Vintage Aircraft
  Vat          =  The Vintage Airplane
  VP          =  Vintage Plastic
  W           =  Wings
  WAJ       = World Airpower J
  WAN       = World Airshow News
  WI          = Warbirds International
  WOF      =  Wings Of Fame
  WSI       =  Windsock International
  WW      =  Warbirds Worldwide
  WWIAe =  World War One
                               Aeroplanes

 



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TYPES of DATA
a (or) A    =      significant text
A-             =     short
                        significant text
ac             =      aircraft
abio         =       autobiography
a s            =      air show
bio           =      biography
C              =     color
cpit          =      cockpit
ca            =       cutaway drawing
corr          =       correspondence
D (or) det =      detail
dia            =      diary
dio            =     diorama
dit             =  ditto the data on
                      the left (example
   Fokker D. VI >> dit Dr.I)
f i              =        fly-in
hist            =        history
if               =        this data is
            located in the file folders
il (or) ill     =       illustration
kr              =        kit review
mem           =       memoir
p (or) P       =     picture
P+               =    picture with an
                    informative caption
pr                 =      pilot report
pro              =      profile il
surv             =     survey
WD             =     war diary
xs                 =    cross section il
  ''                =   ditto data above
3v, 5v        = 3-view or 5-view il

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPES of MODELS
  cl         = control line/u-control
  cont     = contest
  ff          =  free flight
  g           =  glider
  hlg        =  hand-launch g
  injpla    =  injected plastic
  R          =  rubber-powered
  res        =  resin
  RC        =  radio controlled
  S           =  scale model
  spt         =  sport
  TLG      =  tow line g
  vform    =  vacu-formed

TYPES of AIRCRAFT
  auto       =         autogiro
  B           =         blimp
  bal         =        balloon
  bbr        =        bomber
  dbbr      =       dive bbr
  diri        =        dirigible
  exec      =       executive trans
  fltpln     =       floatplane
  flybt      =       flying boat
  ftr         =        fighter  
  g            =       glider
  gmis      =      guided missile
  gyro       =     gyrocopter
  hb          =      homebuilt
  heli        =     helicopter
  ltpln       =    lightplane
  proj       =   project (never built)
 

 

 

 


  proto     =   prototype
  r            =    racer
  repli       =  replica
  rest        =  restoration
  roc         =  rocket
  slpln       = sailplane
  spt          = sport
  tbbr        = torpedo bbr
  trans      =  transport
  ulit         = ultralight

CONFIGURATIONS
  bip          =   biplane
  e             =    engine
  hw          =   high wing
  lg            =    landing gear
  lw           =   low wing
  midw      =   mid-wing
  opcock   =   open cockpit
  para        =   parasol
  pass        =   passenger
  quad       =   quadruplane
  s             =    seat
     (example: 8s = 8 seat interior) 
  stab        =   stabilizer
                    usually horizontal
  ta           = vertical stab
       (ex: 3ta = 3 vertical stabs)
  tadr        =  taildragger
  trilg        =  tricycle landing gear
  trip         =  triplane

 

 


 

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