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: 143.83 ft (43.84 m)
Width: 136.55 ft (41.62 m)
Height: 36.32ft (11.07 m)
Weight (Empty): 14,330 lb (6,500 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 189,598 lb (86,000 kg)
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: 472 mph (760kmh; 410 kts)
Maximum Range: 2,548 miles (4,100km)
Service Ceiling: 31,824 ft (9,700 m; 6.0 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 5,900 feet per minute (1,798 m/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