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Beriev Be-8



The Beriev Be-8 'Mole' of 1947 was an all-metal utility amphibian flying-boat, with the main units of the landing gear retracting into the sides of the hull just below the pilot's cabin. The wing was supported above the hull by a central pylon, together with a pair of parallel struts on each side. The passenger cabin accommodated sixi A small batch of Be-8s was built, and examples were used in a variety of roles including flying ambulance, liaison, and training.

Engine: 1 x Shvetsov ASh-21 radial, 522kW
Take-off weight: 3624 kg / 7990 lb
Loaded weight: 2815 kg / 6206 lb
Wingspan: 19.0 m / 62 ft 4 in
Length: 13.0 m / 42 ft 8 in
Wing area: 40.0 sqm / 430.56 sq ft
Max. speed: 266 km/h / 165 mph
Ceiling: 5550 m 18200 ft
Range: 810 km / 503 miles





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