|Engines||2*6500kg Lyulka AL-7RV|
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.
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.
During its short lifespan, Be-10/M-10 managed to establish several records in its class:
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