Specifications for the
Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)
Maritime Patrol / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
Focus Model: Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Beriev - Soviet Union
Initial Year of Service: 1961
Length: 98.79ft (30.11m)
Width: 97.90ft (29.84m)
Height: 26.05ft (7.94m)
Weight (Empty): 52,911lbs (24,000kg)
Weight (MTOW): 79,366lbs (36,000kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Ivchenko Progress AI-20D turboprop engines developing 5,180 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 329mph (530kmh; 286kts)
Maximum Range: 2,051miles (3,300km)
Service Ceiling: 26,247ft (8,000m; 5.0miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet per minute (0m/min)
Up to 3,300lbs of externally-held ordnance including torpedoes, depth charges, mines, or conventional drop bombs.
Be-12 - Base Series Designation; standard production models.
Egypt; Russia; Soviet Union; Syria; Ukraine; Vietnam