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Name A-40 Albatross
Manufacturer BERIEV
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi

Also manufacturered as:

BERIEV Albatross
BERIEV A-40 Albatross

BERIEV A-40 Albatross

BERIEV A-40 Albatross

Image source: IANS


The Beriev A-40 Al'batros ("Albatross", NATO reporting name: Mermaid) was a jet-engined amphibious flying boat designed by the Beriev Aircraft Company for the anti-submarine warfare role. Intended as a replacement for the Beriev Be-12 amphibian and the land-based Ilyushin Il-38, the project was suspended after only two prototypes had been manufactured, due to the break up of the Soviet Union.


Aircraft name A-40 Albatross
ICAO code/WTC BER4 / M
Manufacturer BERIEV
Type code/APC A2J /

Technical Data

Wing span 41.62 m136.549 ft
Length 43.84 m143.832 ft
Height 11.00 m36.089 ft
Powerplant 2 x Soloviev D-30KPV turbofans, 117.7 kN (26,455 lbF) each;

Takeoff boosters: 2 x Kolesov RD36-35 turbojets, 23 kN (5,180 lbF) each.

Engine model Kolesov RD-36-51, Soloviev D-30

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BER4

None on SKYbrary

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