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A50

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Aircraft
Name A-50
Manufacturer BERIEV
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group UNK


Manufacturered as:

BERIEV A-50
BERIEV Be-976
ILYUSHIN Be-976
ILYUSHIN A-50


BERIEV A-50

BERIEV A-50

Description

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 50.50 m165.682 ft
Length 49.59 m162.697 ft
Height 14.76 m48.425 ft
Powerplant 4 x Aviadvigatel PS-90A turbofan, 157 kN (35,200 lbF) each.
Engine model Aviadvigatel PS90

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving A50

None on SKYbrary