8 Amphibious Aircraft Be 12: Plenty of Shots

Amphibious Aircraft Be 12: Plenty of Shots

Posted on June 2, 2013 by team

The Beriev Be-12 Chayka (“Seagull”) is a Soviet turboprop-powered amphibious aircraft designed for anti-submarine and maritime patrol duties. Today only three states can maintain such aircrafts for their army need: Russia, the USA and Japan. This units is located in the museum of Monino, the Moscow Region.

Inside this post you can see a plenty of photos of the aircraft: inside and outside.

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8 Responses to “Amphibious Aircraft Be 12: Plenty of Shots”

  1. SenorHugo says:

    Uhh…the US hasn’t had active duty amphibs since the 60s / early 70s, and never a turboprop! All their ASW aircraft were Carrier or Land Based…

  2. George Johnson says:

    These sorts of planes were very important to both sides during the cold war. Because they could be based just about anywhere, and take off from just about anywhere.

    But in the end, they fizzled out, because of the aircraft carrier, and they really couldn’t deal with bad weather or choppy water. So it was really kind of a waste of money.

    But both sides spent a lot of money investigating these types of planes. And some very useful technology came from them, but the planes themselves just didn’t pan out.

  3. j pigden says:

    IIRC, the last US unit was the Martin Mars. Amphib are still being developed & built. Canadair makes a turbo-prop water bomber while Beriev uses a turbo-fan engine!

  4. Wes says:

    Went to Monino last year! Interesting place!

  5. aardvark says:

    Excellent pictures – this is at Monino, yes? What chance of interior pictures of Sotka?

  6. wat? says:

    Let’s use a giant bubble-lens for every shot so that we can eliminate every sense of perspective in exchange for an ‘edgy’ look.

  7. Han says:

    Oh no!! Not again that fish eye lense!!!

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