Air International 2020-09
P.Butowski - To be or not to Be-200?
A BE-200 flies alongside a Beriev A-40 (numbered 20). The A-40 has the same configuration as the BE-200.
A BE-200 flies alongside a Beriev A-40 (numbered 20). The A-40 has the same configuration as the BE-200.
A BE-200 in 'firefighting mode' drops Russian flag-coloured water on a demonstration flight.
The BE-200 can scoop up 12 tonnes of water in 14 seconds! It then releases it from these belly tanks in the fuselage.
A BE-200 taking off from water is certainly an impressive sight.
A BE-200 ChS makes its way to land with its front hatch open.
A BE-200 leaves the water using a boat ramp. Truly amphibious.
KAS-150 rescue capsules are mounted underneath the Be-200 wing.
A Be-200 being maintained between flights. This activity is rarely seen, but shows the engine blades being washed to remove corrosive salt after a sea landing.
An earlier iteration of the BE-200 cockpit.
BE-200 pilots in the cockpit with its multiple digital displays.
A development model of the Be-200