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Beriev Be-200 Flying Boat 1998 Year 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 72030

Theme: Airplanes

Era : 1980-1999

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Legendary Aircrafts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The Be-200 Altair is a Russian amphibious aircraft (flying boat) developed by the Beriev TANTK and manufactured at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant. In 2008, the production of the Be-200 was transferred to the TANTK named after G. M. Beriev.

The Be-200 is one of the most unusual multi-purpose aircraft, developed on the basis of and using the ideas embodied in its predecessor, the A-40 amphibian. Water intake for extinguishing fires can be carried out both at the airfield and on the surface of the water in the gliding mode. Main applications: firefighting, search and rescue operations, protection of water surfaces, environmental missions, transportation of passengers and cargo. In terms of a number of flight performance characteristics, the Be-200 has no analogues in the world.

The first flight of the Be-200ChS prototype took place on September 24, 1998.

In 2008, the production of the Be-200 was transferred from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant to the Beriev TANTK (Taganrog). The Irkutsk Aircraft Plant supplies part of the parts for the production of gliders, in particular, the aircraft wing. By the time production began in Taganrog, it was planned to significantly improve the aircraft.

Be-200 aircraft produced after 2011 are equipped with a cockpit with a specially designed ARIA-200 flight and navigation system, which allows a two-person crew to simultaneously perform aircraft navigation and perform the following tasks in automatic mode:

access to the fire site and the water intake area,
landing approach to aerodromes equipped with an instrumental landing system (ILS) according to ICAO categories 1 and 2,
accurate determination of the relative position in the group in case of poor visibility, the so-called glass cockpit.

On November 10, 2010, a European Restricted Type Certificate was received for the modification of the Be-200ES (indicated in the certificate as Be-200ES-E).