Beriev

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Beriev Aircraft Company
Subsidiary
Industry Aerospace and defense
Founded 1934; 83 years ago (1934)
Headquarters HQ and production facilities at the South Taganrog Airport (Аэропорт Таганрог-Южный) - URRT, in the outskirts of Taganrog Taganrog 47°11′56.36″N 38°50′42″E / 47.1989889°N 38.84500°E / 47.1989889; 38.84500
Key people
Viktor A. Kobzev, General Director
Nikolay A. Lavro, Chief Designer
Products Aircraft, primarily seaplanes
Parent United Aircraft Corporation
Website beriev.com

The Beriev Aircraft Company (Russian: Таганрогский авиационный научно-технический комплекс им. Г. М. Бериева, lit. 'Beriev Taganrog Aviation Scientific Technical Complex'), formerly Beriev Design Bureau, is a Russian aircraft manufacturer (design office prefix Be), specializing in amphibious aircraft.

The company was founded in Taganrog in the 1934 as OKB-49 by Georgy Mikhailovich Beriev (born February 13, 1903), and since that time has designed and produced more than 20 different models of aircraft for civilian and military purposes, as well as customized models. Today the company employs some 3000 specialists and is developing and manufacturing amphibious aircraft.

Pilots flying Beriev seaplanes have broken 228 world aviation records. The records are registered and acknowledged by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

History[edit]

Georgy Mikhailovich Beriev founded the design bureau that bears his name at Taganrog in 1932. The traditional focus of the Beriyev Design Bureau has been the development of seaplanes for military and civilian use. The Bureau was moved to Krasnoyarsk in Siberia in 1942 to avoid destruction in World War II, and returned to Taganrog in 1945.[1] In November 1989 Beriev became the only defense industry enterprise to win the Prize for Quality awarded by the Government of Russia.[2]

Aircraft designed by Beriev[edit]

Beriev Be-200, amphibian airplane.
  • Antonov An-30 "Clank", aerial cartography development of the Antonov An-24
  • Beriev A-40 'Albatros', the largest multipurpose amphibian airplane in the world, NATO codename "Mermaid"
  • Beriev A-50 'Shmel', a modified Ilyushin Il-76 modified into an AWACS role, NATO codename "Mainstay"
  • Beriev A-60, a modified Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft, converted into an airborne laser laboratory in 1981
  • Beriev A-100, a modified Ilyushin Il-476 AWACS that will succeed the A-50 and A-50U
  • Beriev Be-1, prototype wing in ground effect (WIG) aircraft
  • Beriev Be-2, seaplane
  • Beriev Be-4, parasol-wing flying boat
  • Beriev Be-6 "Madge", flying boat used for firefighting duty
  • Beriev Be-8 "Mole", passenger/liaison amphibian
  • Beriev Be-10 "Mallow", jet-engined flying boat
  • Beriev Be-12 'Chayka', Amphibious aircraft, similar in function to the Canadair CL-415, used for anti-submarine warfare, based upon the Be-6. NATO codename "Mail"
  • Beriev Be-30 "Cuff", a regional airliner and utility transport aircraft
  • Beriev Be-101 proposed light amphibian with one propeller engine
  • Beriev Be-103 Bekas, a light amphibian, intended for passenger transport, medical aid, patrol and tourism
  • Beriev Be-112 proposed twin-engined propeller amphibian airplane
  • Beriev Be-200 Altair, a large multipurpose amphibian airplane
  • Beriev Be-32 "Cuff", a multipurpose airplane meant for cargo/passenger transport, patrol and expeditions.
  • Beriev A-42 Albatros, an updated version of A-40, recently adopted into service in a SAR and antisubmarine roles, production to begin in 2010. NATO codename "Mermaid".
  • Beriev A-42PE Albatros, a unique Search and Rescue SAR airplane, powered by propfan engines. NATO codename "Mermaid"
  • Beriev Be-2500 Neptune, a proposed super-heavy amphibian cargo aircraft with a max takeoff weight of 2500 metric tons (planned)
  • Beriev MBR-2 "Mote", reconnaissance flying-boat
  • Beriev MBR-7, reconnaissance, bomber flying-boat
  • Beriev MDR-5, long-range reconnaissance, bomber flying-boat
  • Beriev R-1, experimental jet-powered flying boat
  • Beriev S-13, a clone of the Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane.[3]
  • Bartini Beriev VVA-14, an amphibious anti-submarine aircraft, only prototypes were produced
  • Tupolev Tu-142MR "Bear-F / -J"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russian Defense Business Directory". Federation of American Scientists. US Department of Commerce Bureau of Export Administration. May 1995. Retrieved 21 July 2017.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Beriev Aircraft Company". Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  3. ^ Yefim Gordon: Soviet X-Planes. Midland Publishing, 2000, ISBN 978-1-85780-099-9

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