|Engines||2*4190hp G.A.Ivchenko AI-20D|
A urboprop-engined amphibian. The Be-12 is one of the last amphibians in military service. The Be-12 traces its origins back to the Be-6, but inherited little more than the concept of its gull wing and twin oval tailfins.
Initially its role was ASW patrol, but when newer missiles enabled the USN submarines to stay further away from the coast, the Be-12 was converted to the Search & Rescue role (Be-12PS). Small numbers are still in service.
The Be-12 is also operated by Vietnam, and for some years a number operated in Egyptian colors, but under Soviet control. The M-12 is AV-MF designation.
|Modified January 25, 1996||Back to|