Beriev Be-200 Review, Top Speed, Unit Cost, Manufacturer – The high-wing Be-200 seaplane was a development of the Soviet Be-42 Albatross series.
Beriev Be-200 Review, Top Speed, Unit Cost, Manufacturer
|Type||Beriev Be-200 Altair|
|Unit Cost||$ 40 million|
|Year of Development||2003|
|Engine||The two Progress D-436TP turbojet engines each deliver 16,535 pounds of thrust|
|Top Speed||435 mph (700 km/h)|
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – The Beriev Be-200 Altair was based on the twin-engine A-40 Albatross seaplane of the Cold War era and could take off and land over water and from runways. The Russian Navy introduced two types of military aircraft in the 1980s.
The First Use for Firefighting
On September 24, 1998, the first flight of a versatile civilian version used for firefighting, general cargo, passenger, maritime patrol, and search and rescue (SAR) operations was made.
Currently (February 2014), the Be-200 is in use by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations and Russia’s EMERCOM. It was ordered by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The Be-200 amphibious aircraft can rest at the water source. As a firefighting platform, it facilitates the storage and return of water for firefighting operations.
Similarly, if a rescue helicopter needs to be dispatched, it can land in the water to rescue the pilot or fallen civilians.
The Beriev Be-200 has a seating capacity of 72.
It can be piloted by two people and can carry up to 72 passengers and cargo. It has a payload of 16,500 pounds. It can hold 26,450 pounds of water by volume.
It is 105 feet long with a wingspan of 107.6 feet and a height of 29 feet. Its design consists of a ship-like fuselage that is watertight, with a flight deck attached to the leading edge of the fuselage.
The wings were deliberately mounted high on both sides of the fuselage for better lift. The pontoons are mounted on the outside of the wings, and the ends of the wings are shortened.
Engine and speed of the Beriev Be-200
The high altitude engines also contributed to the spraying of clean water and consisted of two Progress D-436 turbofan engines (16,535 pounds of thrust per engine).
The tail fin was T-shaped and mounted high on the horizontal plane above the vertical tail fin. On the ground, it used conventional three-legged landing gear.
The Be-200 has a maximum speed of 435 mph and a cruise speed of 350 mph. It has a range of up to 1,300 miles and a ferry range of up to 2,000 miles. Takeoff speed is recorded at 3,350 feet per minute.
Rolls-Royce Multipurpose Seaplane
The Be-200 was used to demonstrate the basic model proposed as a multipurpose aircraft that can be modified for a variety of roles. the Be-200ChS (Be-200ChS) is a modified version of the Russian EMERCOM.
The Be-200RR is proposed to be powered by Rolls-Royce engines suitable for Western countries, with the aim of increasing the commercial appeal of this model beyond Russia’s sphere of influence.
The Be-210 was proposed as a passenger aircraft model. Similarly, the Be-220 is a special maritime patrol variant proposed for water patrol. A variant of the Be-200PS model has also been reported.