Beriev Be-42 / A-40 Albatros


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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.

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

 ENGINE2 x Soloviev D-30KPV, 117.7 kN and 2 x Klimov RD-60K, 24.5 kN
  Take-off weight86000 kg189599 lb
  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
  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

Dalhats Laudzafata Avicena, e-mail, 07.04.2014 15:51

Nice aircraft, but it cancelled again.

By the way, can this aircraft carrying missile?


bob, e-mail, 26.05.2009 17:26

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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