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Be-8 "Mole"

Flying boat

Beriev

Be-8 'Mole' © Michael Bykov

Be-8 "Mole"

Beriev
MBR-2 Be-4 Be-8
Crew 3 3 1-2
Dimensions
Length, m 13.5 10.50 13.0
Wing span, m 18.8 12.0 19.0
Wing area, m2 54.4 25.50 40.0
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 3306 2228 2815
Loaded weight 4424 3468 3624
Powerplant
Engine AM-34NB M-62 ASh-21
Power at sea level, hp 750 1000 700
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h at sea level 215 310 -
at altitude 234 356 266
m 4000 4700 1800
Service ceiling, m 7400 8100 5550
Maximum range, km 1230 1150 *810
Armament ShKAS Machine guns 2 2 -
Bombs, kg 500 400 -

* Normal range.

References

  • "The history of designs of planes in USSR 1938-1950" /Vadim Shavrov/

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