Technical data
Type Be-10
Function ASW
Year 1960
Crew 4-5
Engines 2*6500kg Lyulka AL-7RV
Speed 900km/h
Ceiling 12200m
Range 3200km
Armament 4*g23mm

Be-10 M-10, G.M.Beriev 'Mallow'

36k (color) photos of the Be-10, courtesy of Andrew I. Salnikov

Jet-engined flying boat of all-metal construction with the engines located beneath the wing roots and have splayed out tailpipes. Deep streamlined hull has single step, small sea rudder is fitted under the rudder. Spray fences on ether side of the bows protected the engine from getting water. 50° swept wings have marked anhedral, with balance floats attached by short pylons on the very wingtips.

Armament included two cannons in radar controlled tail barbette and two fixed cannons in the nose. Anti-submarine missiles may be carried under the wings.

60k (b/w) photo of the Be-10, courtesy of Andrew I. Salnikov

Public appearance took place when four M-10 flew over Tushino in 1961, giving impression that M-10 is already in squadron service. But developed in parallel turboprop Be-12 was preferred. Easier operation and better endurance of the former were doubtless, and only few Be-10's were built.

11k photo, courtesy of Andrew I. Salnikov

During its short lifespan, Be-10/M-10 managed to establish several records in its class:

  • August 7, 1961 (pilot Nikolai Andrievskij and two crew) - speed over 15 to 25km course - 912km/h
  • September 3, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) - speed over 1000km closed circuit with payload 1000kg and 2000kg - 875.86km/h;
  • September 8, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) altitude with payload of 1000kg, 2000kg and 5000kg - 14,062m
  • September 9-12, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) altitude with payload of 10000kg - 12,733m
  • September 9-12, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) altitude with payload of 15000kg - 11,997m
  • September 9-12, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) altitude - 14,962m
  • September 9-12, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) payload of 15,206kg to altitude 2000m

  • Variants: Be-10N
    ReferencesLinks
  • "Russian aircraft since 1940" by Jean Alexander, p.61-63;
  • Be-10
  • B-10 (Be-10) profile in Polsky
  • Be-10, Beriev 'Mallow'
  • M-10, Beriev
  • Beriev Be-10 at Aviation A to Z

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