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
Production Total: 143
Length: 98.79 ft (30.11 m)
Width: 97.90 ft (29.84 m)
Height: 26.05ft (7.94 m)
Weight (Empty): 52,911 lb (24,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 79,366 lb (36,000 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Ivchenko Progress AI-20D turboprop engines developing 5,180 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 329 mph (530 kmh; 286 kts)
Maximum Range: 2,051 miles (3,300 km)
Service Ceiling: 26,247 ft (8,000 m; 5.0 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/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