Berijew / Beriev Be-6

Maritime Patrol Aircraft / Bomber

Beriew / Beriev Be-6 / (Qing-6) © Xu Zheng
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The Beriev Be-6 is a twin-engined maritime patrol and bomber flying boat produced by the Soviet manufacturer Beriev Design Bureau, today Beriev Aircraft Company (Russia).
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelShvetsov ASh-73TK
Engine Power (each)1693 kW2270 hp
Speed415 km/h224 kts
  258 mph
Service Ceiling6.100 m20.013 ft
Range4.800 km2.592 NM
2.983 mi.
Empty Weight18.827 kg41.506 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight29.000 kg63.934 lbs
Wing Span33,00 m108 ft 3 in
Wing Area120,0 m1292 ft
Length23,50 m77 ft 1 in
Height7,45 m24 ft 5 in
First Flight14.11.1947
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 60
NATO CodeMadge
Data for (Version)Beriev / Berijew Be-6