Berijew / Beriev Be-12 Chayka

Anti Submarine Ambhibious Aircraft

Beriew / Beriev Be-12 Chaika © Jos Schoofs
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The Beriev Be-12 Chayka is a twin-engined amphibious anti-submarine and maritime patrol aircraft produced by the Soviet manufacturer Beriev Design Bureau, today Beriev Aircraft Company (Russia).
The amphibious Be-12 is a development of the Beriev Be-6 flying boat.
Propulsion2 Turboprop Engines
Engine ModelIvchenko AI-20D
Engine Power (each)3864 kW5182 shp
Speed530 km/h286 kts
  329 mph
Service Ceiling8.000 m26.247 ft
Range3.300 km1.782 NM
2.051 mi.
Empty Weight24.000 kg52.911 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight36.000 kg79.366 lbs
Wing Span29,84 m97 ft 11 in
Wing Area99,0 m1066 ft
Length30,11 m98 ft 9 in
Height7,94 m26 ft 1 in
First Flight1960
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>100
NATO CodeMail
Data for (Version)Beriev / Berijew Be-12