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BERIEV A-40 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.
|Aircraft name||A-40 Albatross|
|ICAO code/WTC||BER4 / M|
|Type code/APC||A2J /|
|Wing span||41.62 m136.549 ft|
|Length||43.84 m143.832 ft|
|Height||11.00 m36.089 ft|
|Powerplant||2 x Soloviev D-30KPV turbofans, 117.7 kN (26,455 lbF) each;
Takeoff boosters: 2 x Kolesov RD36-35 turbojets, 23 kN (5,180 lbF) each.
|Engine model||Kolesov RD-36-51, Soloviev D-30|
Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BER4
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