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Russian Navy receives its first Be-200ES amphibious aircraft


According to the AviaPressPhoto website, on July 14, 2020, the Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy received its first Be-200ES amphibious aircraft. The Be-200ES (presumably serial number 311) committed first flight on February 14, 2020, in Tagangrog at PJSC Taganrog Aviation Scientific and Technical Complex.

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Russian Navy receives its first Be 200ES amphibious aircraft 925 001The first Be-200ES amphibious aircraft received by the naval aviation of the Russian Navy. (Picture source: aviapressphoto.com)


This aircraft is the first built under a revised contract signed in 2018 by the Russian Ministry of Defense with PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to supply the Russian Naval Aviation with three Be-200ES aircraft.

The Be-200ES (presumably serial number 311) committed first flight on February 14, 2020, in Tagangrog from the factory airfield of PJSC Taganrog Aviation Scientific and Technical Complex. The plane has a tail number “20 yellow” and now has got its own name “Alexander Mamkin”.


Russian Navy receives its first Be 200ES amphibious aircraft 925 002 Be-200ES amphibious aircraft of Russian Navy making its February 14 first flight. (Picture source: UAC)


About the Beriev Be-200:

The Be-200 can fly at a maximum speed of 680km/h. It has a range of 3,300km and service ceiling of 8,000m. The aircraft can climb at a rate of 3,350ft per minute. The Be-200’s maximum take-off weight on the runway and water is 41t and 37.9t respectively.

The aircraft is powered by two, over the fuselage, pylon-mounted Progress D-436TP engines. The D-436TP is a specific “maritime” corrosion-resistant version of the D-436 three-shaft turbofan engine.

The Be-200 mission variants include fire-fighting, search and rescue, freighter, passenger aircraft and ambulance. The fire-fighting variant has a crew of two members and is fitted with a fire extinguishing fluid and water tanks. The aircraft can drop 270t of water on the fire area without refuelling.

The Be-200 is replacing the Russian Navy’s ageing fleet of Beriev Be-12 turboprop-powered amphibious aircraft, which entered service in 1963.