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Be-12 Tchaika

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Name Be-12 Tchaika
Manufacturer BERIEV
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
Type code A2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:

BERIEV Be-12 Tchaika
BERIEV Tchaika

BERIEV Be-12 Tchaika

BERIEV Be-12 Tchaika


The Beriev Be-12 Tchaika ("Seagull", NATO reporting name: Mail) is a Soviet twin-turboprop-powered amphibious anti-submarine and maritime patrol aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 29.84 m97.9 ft
Length 30.11 m98.786 ft
Height 7.94 m26.05 ft
Powerplant 2 x Ivchenko-Progress AI-20D turboprops, 3,864 kW (5,180 hp) each.
Engine model Ivchenko AI-20

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 290 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 3600036,000 kg
36 tonnes
Ceiling FL265 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 18001,800 nm
3,333,600 m
3,333.6 km
10,937,007.882 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BE12

None on SKYbrary