TYPE: Four-seat amphibian.

PROGRAMME: In November 2005, Beriev disclosed that it was shortly to begin construction at Taganrog of a new light amphibian; first flight was then scheduled for mid-2006 with a public debut at the Gelendzhik air show in September of that year.

DESIGN FEATURES: High wing, with downturned tips acting as water stabilisers, mounted to rear of cabin; pusher propeller; sweptback fin and cruciform tailplane; parallel beam, single-step hull. No dihedral.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Horn-balanced rudder and elevators; tab in each elevator.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type; retractable. Mainwheels stowed in hull sides. Operable in Sea State 2, wave height 0.45 m (1 ft 6 in); maximum required water depth 0.9 m (3 ft).

POWER PLANT: One 231 kW (310 hp) Teledyne Continental IO-550-N flat-six driving an MT-Propeller MTV-12 pusher propeller. Fuel capacity 195 litres (51.5 US gallons; 42.9 Imp gallons).

ACCOMMODATION: Pilot and three passengers in side-by-side pairs. Fixed windscreen, plus upward-hinged door each side. Baggage compartment behind seats.

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL:

  • Wing span: 12.20 m (40 ft 0¼ in)
  • Wing aspect ratio: 8.9
  • Length overall: 8.90 m (29 ft 2½ in)
  • Height overall: 3.01 m (9 ft 10½ in)
  • Wheelbase: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Wheel track: 2.36 m (7 ft 9 in)

DIMENSIONS, INTERNAL:

  • Cabin: Length: 2.765 m (9 ft 0¾ in)
    • Max width: 1.28 m (4 ft 2½ in)
    • Max height: 1.30 m (4 ft 3¼ in)
  • Baggage compartment volume: 0.60 m³ (21.2 cu ft)

AREAS:

  • Wings, gross: 16.675 m² (179.5 sq ft)

WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:

  • Max payload: 255 kg (562 lb)
  • Max fuel weight: 140 kg (309 lb)
  • Max T-O weight: 1,450 kg (3,196 lb)
  • Max wing loading: 87.0 kg/m² (17.81 lb/sq ft)
  • Max power loading: 6.27 kg/kW (10.31 lb/hp)

PERFORMANCE (estimated):

  • Max level speed at FL98: 151 kt (280 km/h; 174 mph)
  • Econ cruising speed at FL98: 132 kt (245 km/h; 152 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,680 ft)
  • T-O run: land: 300 m (985 ft)
    • water: 460 m (1,510 ft)
  • Landing run: land: 190 m (625 ft)
    • water: 380 m (1,250 ft)
  • Range at FL98, 30 min reserves: 540 n miles (1,000 km; 621 miles)