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A50
Name A-50
Manufacturer BERIEV
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi


Also manufacturered as:

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


BERIEV A-50

BERIEV A-50

Image source: IANS

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.

General

Aircraft name A-50
ICAO code/WTC A50 / H
Manufacturer BERIEV
Type code/APC L4J /

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

For further details consult EUROCONTROL Aircraft Performance Database:

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving A50

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