Development of a large maritime reconnaissance and bombing flying-boat was initiated by the Beriev design bureau in 1943, and the Beriev LL-143 prototype flew for the first time on 6 September 1945. An all-metal high-wing monoplane, it was powered by two 1492kW Shvetsov ASh-72 radial engines. Armament comprised twin NS-23 23mm cannon in a tail turret (behind the twin fins and rudders) and similar provision in a remotely controlled dorsal barbette. A single NS-23 cannon was installed in the bow turret.
The LL-143 was developed into the Beriev Be-6 production aircraft
|A three-view drawing (800 x 554)|
| Take-off weight||21300 kg||46959 lb|
| Empty weight||15110 kg||33312 lb|
| Wingspan||33.0 m||108 ft 3 in|
| Length||23.0 m||75 ft 6 in|
| Height||7.5 m||25 ft 7 in|
| Wing area||120.0 m2||1291.67 sq ft|
| Max. speed||371 km/h||231 mph|
| Ceiling||6000 m||19700 ft|
| Range||5100 km||3169 miles|
|Steve Anderson, 04.12.2006|
Hello from Canada, Great site, Russian airplane's I didn't know existed. Have you ever seen Beriev air-craft in Estonia? Steve
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?