Beriev- Be-12P-200 firefighting amphibious aircraft

Be-12P-200

FIREFIGHTING
AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT

Be-12P-200 amphibian has been designed at the BERIEV Aircraft Company on the basis of Be-12 production aircraft and was employed as a flying laboratory of Be-200 new generation aircraft and Be-12 amphibian modification aimed at firefighting operations.

As a flying laboratory it is equipped with a special fire extinguishing system which has no principle differences with Be-200 amphibian system. The water scooping into the fire extinguishing system tanks can be performed in the sea, lakes and rivers area at the gliding speed close to the takeoff speed (0.9 – 0.97 of takeoff speed).The possibility of the tanks filling in the aerodromes is also provided.


Be-12P-200

Be-12P-200 amphibian was tested in 1996, and for seasons of 1997-1998 it was successfully employed for the forest fire extinguishing in Irkutsk and Khabarovsk regions.

Together with fulfilment of fire-fighting flights the aircraft was demonstrated at the following international exhibitions:
  - "Gelendzhik-96" (1996);
  - "Mosairshow-97" (1997);
  - "Gelendzhik-98" (1998);
  - "Berlin Air Bridge" (1998).

In autumn of 1998 by invitation of Turkey Republic the Be-12P-200 aircraft has successfully performed demonstration flights (with water scooping during aquaplaning and further water bombing) over Antalia bay (Turkey).

Aircraft Performance
A/C length, m
26.51
A/C height, m
9.1
Wing span, m
29.84
Wheel track, m
5.0
Wheel base, m
14.44
Maximum take-off weight, kg
36000
Empty weight, kg
25500
Maximum amount of water, kg
6000
Type and model of engines

     - take-off power, EHP
     - cruise power, EHP

turboprop
AI-20D
5180
2940
Maximum flight altitude, m
8000
Maximum cruise speed, km/h
473
Maximum rate of climb (sea level, take-off configuration), m/s
9.5
Flight range with maximum fuel reserve, km
3600
Flight range with 5,000 kg load, km
1500
Maximum flight duration, h
8.3
Speed at approach, km/h
240
Take-off distance up to H=10.7 m, ISA, G=36,000 kg
(water/land), m

2000/2300

Landing distance from H=15 m, ISA, G=32,000 kg
(water/land), m

1750/1500

Seaworthiness (wave height), m
up to 0.8
Water reservoir depth during operations
deeper than 2.0


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