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BERIEV A-40 Albatross

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Name A-40 Albatross
Manufacturer BERIEV
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High swept wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
Type code A2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Over wing mounted
Landing gear Amphibian
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:

BERIEV Albatross
BERIEV A-40 Albatross

BERIEV A-40 Albatross

BERIEV A-40 Albatross BERIEV A-40 Albatross 3D


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.

Technical Data

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

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

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

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 200 kts IAS 200 kts IAS 200 kts MACH 0.7 TAS 380 kts MACH 0.71 IAS 240 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 165 kts
Distance 2000 m ROC 5900 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1300 ft/min ROC 1300 ft/min MACH 0.71 ROD 1500 ft/min ROD 1500 ft/min MCS 200 kts Distance 900 m
MTOW 8600086,000 kg <br />86 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL318 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 22122,212 nm <br />4,096,624 m <br />4,096.624 km <br />13,440,367.464 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BER4

None on SKYbrary