Beriev Be-42 / A-40 Albatros
1986
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Beriev Be-42 / A-40 Albatros

The largest amphibian plane in the world. Designed to replace Be-12. First flew in 1986. Entered service in 1990.

The A-40 amphibian aircraft is intended for antisubmarine warfare in the near coastal zone at any time of the day and year, in VFR and IFR weather conditions.

The aircraft is provided with an inflight refueling system.

Its onboard equipment provides for automatic solution of flight/navigation problems, search, detection, tracking and destruction of hostile submarines both in surface and submerged positions and on the sea bottom.

Beriev Be-42 / A-40 Albatros

The equipment comprises a search/sighting system, a flight control and navigation complex, communications facilities, and other equipment. The search/sighting system consists of radar, sonar and magnetometric subsystems.

The A-40 aircraft armament system comprises antisubmarine torpedoes, missiles, conventional and nuclear bombs.

The aircraft is powered by two D-30KPV cruise turbofans producing a takeoff thrust of 12,000kgf each and two RD-36-35AFV booster turbojets producing a 2,900kgf thrust, respectively. The engines are started by means of an auxiliary power unit. The cruise turbofans are equipped with a thrust reverser, thereby reducing the landing roll and the abortive takeoff distance.

3-View 
Beriev Be-42 / A-40 AlbatrosA three-view drawing (752 x 1096)


Specification 
 CREW8
 ENGINE2 x Soloviev D-30KPV, 117.7 kN and 2 x Klimov RD-60K, 24.5 kN
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight86000 kg189599 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan41.6 m137 ft 6 in
    Length43.8 m144 ft 8 in
    Height11.1 m36 ft 5 in
    Wing area200.0 m22152.78 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed760 km/h472 mph
    Cruise speed720 km/h447 mph
    Ceiling9700 m31800 ft
    Range w/max.fuel5500 km3418 miles
    Range w/max.payload4100 km2548 miles
 ARMAMENT6500kg of bombs, torpedos or mines

Beriev Be-42 / A-40 Albatros

Comments
Dalhats Laudzafata Avicena, 07.04.2014

Nice aircraft, but it cancelled again.

By the way, can this aircraft carrying missile?

bob, 26.05.2009

I would like to find an accurate 3-5 view and plastic model kit in order to design an r/c model

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