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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 UNK

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

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BE12

None on SKYbrary