BERIEV A-40 Albatross

Aircraft
Name: 
A-40 Albatross
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Narrow
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
High swept wing
Tail: 
T-tail
WTC
M
Type Code: 
A2J
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Multi
Position: 
Over wing mounted
Landing gear: 
Amphibian
Manufacturered as
BERIEV A-40 Albatross
BERIEV Albatross

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The Beriev A-40 Al'batros (Albatross, NATO reporting name: Mermaid) was a jet-engined amphibious flying boat designed by the Beriev Aircraft Company for the anti-submarine warfare role. Intended as a replacement for the Beriev Be-12 amphibian and the land-based Ilyushin Il-38, the project was suspended after only two prototypes had been manufactured, due to the break up of the Soviet Union.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
41.62 m
Length: 
43.84 m
Height: 
11.00 m
Powerplant: 

2 x Soloviev D-30KPV turbofans, (117.7 kN) each;

Engine Model: 
Kolesov RD-36-51, Soloviev D-30
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
n/a
Distance: 
2000 m
MTOW: 
86000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
200 kts
ROC: 
5900 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
200 kts
ROC: 
2000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
200 kts
ROC: 
1300 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH: 
0.70
ROC: 
1300 ft/min
Cruise
TAS: 
380 kts
MACH: 
0.71
Ceiling: 
318
Range: 
2212 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
0.71
ROD: 
1500 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
240 kts
ROD: 
1500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
n/a
MCS: 
200 kts
ROD: 
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
165 kts
Distance: 
900 m

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