Berijew / Beriev Be-42 / A-40 Albatros

Amphibious Utility Aircraft

Beriew / Beriev A-40 Albatros © Jos Schoofs
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The Beriev Be-42 / A-40 Albatros is a twin-engined amphibious multi purpose jet aircraft developed by the Soviet manufacturer Beriev Design Bureau, today Beriev Aircraft Company (Russia).
The Be-42 is the world's largest amphibious aircraft. No mass production although positive tested.
Propulsion2 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelSoloviev D-30KPV
Engine Power (each)117,7 kN26460 lbf
additonal engines2 Turbojet Soloviev RD-60K (24,5 kN / 5508 lbf)
Speed800 km/h432 kts
  497 mph
Service Ceiling8.000 m26.247 ft
Range4.100 km2.214 NM
2.548 mi.
Empty Weight43.900 kg96.783 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight86.000 kg189.597 lbs
Wing Span42,50 m139 ft 5 in
Wing Area200,0 m2153 ft
Length45,70 m149 ft 11 in
Height11,07 m36 ft 4 in
First Flight1986
Production Statusno mass production
Total Production2
NATO CodeMermaid
Data for (Version)Beriev / Berijew A-40