A50

BERIEV A-50

Aircraft
Name
A-50
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
High wing
Tail
T-tail
WTC
H
Type Code
L4J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
ILYUSHIN Be-976
ILYUSHIN A-50
BERIEV A-50
BERIEV Be-976

A50

The Beriev A-50 Shmel (bumble bee), (NATO reporting name: Mainstay) is a Russian airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-76 transport. Developed to replace the Tupolev Tu-126 'Moss', the A-50 first flew in 1978. It entered service in 1984, with about 40 produced by 1992.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
50.50 m
Length (metric)
49.59 m
Height (metric)
14.76 m
Powerplant

4 x Aviadvigatel PS-90A turbofan, 157 kN (35,200 lb''F'') each.

Engine Model(s)
Aviadvigatel PS90
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
170000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
490 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
390
Range
3500 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
n/a

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