The vacuum Einstein equations for the Kerr-Schild metric are investigated. It is shown that they admit representation in the form of the double four-dimensional curl of the perturbation of the Euclidean metric, whereupon it is possible to note certain general directions in which to seek exact solutions. For spaces with a normal isotropic geodesic congruence the GR equations are rewritten with the application of a dyadic splitting of the metric; cases of two-dimensional subspaces of constant curvature are discussed. The investigation is illustrated by the exact nonstationary algebraic type N and anti-Schwarzschild solutions. © 1983 Plenum Publishing Corporation.