Specifications for the
Beriev Be-42 (A-40) Albatross (Mermaid)
Amphibious Maritime Patrol / ASW Aircraft
Focus Model: Beriev A-40 Albatross (Mermaid)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Beriev - Soviet Union / Russia
Initial Year of Service: 1989
Length: 143.83ft (43.84m)
Width: 136.55ft (41.62m)
Height: 36.32ft (11.07m)
Weight (Empty): 14,330lbs (6,500kg)
Weight (MTOW): 189,598lbs (86,000kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Soloviev D-30KPV turbofan engines developing 26,500lbs of thrust each; 2 x Kolesov RD36-35 turbojet engines developing 5,180lbs of thrust each.
Maximum Speed: 472mph (760kmh; 410kts)
Maximum Range: 2,548miles (4,100km)
Service Ceiling: 31,824ft (9,700m; 6.0miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 5,900 feet per minute (1,798m/min)
Mission-specific drop/air-launched ordnance as required. Can include Kh-35 anti-ship missile at underwing pylons or internally-held torpedoes, guided missiles, naval mines and depth charges.
A-40 - Base Series Designation; covers initial two prototypes.
Russia; Soviet Union