BER4

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 Albatross
BERIEV A-40 Albatross

BER4

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 (metric)
41.62 m
Length (metric)
43.84 m
Height (metric)
11.00 m
Powerplant

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

Engine Model(s)
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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