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A50

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Aircraft
Name A-50
Manufacturer BERIEV
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Heavy
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


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

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 490 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 170000170,000 kg
170 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL390 ROD ft/min APC
WTC H Range 35003,500 nm
6,482,000 m
6,482 km
21,266,404.215 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving A50

None on SKYbrary