Technical data
Type MBR-7, MS-8
Function Reconnaissater
Year 1939
Crew 2-3
Engines 1*850/960hp M-103
Length 10.6m
Wingspan 13.0m
Wing area 26.0m2
Empty weight 2418kg
Loaded weight 3600kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 138.5
Power load (kg/hp) 3.75
Speed at 0m 310km/h
Speed at m 376km/h
Landing Speed 125km/h
Landing Roll 16sec
Takeoff Roll 21sec
Turn time 28sec
25sec without bombs
Range 720km
1215km without bombs
Ceiling 8500m
1000m 2.4min
4000m 7.9min
Bombs 4*100kg FAB-100
2*50kg FAB-50

MBR-7, TsKBMS-8, MS-8 G.M.Beriev

60k b/w MBR-7 photo, "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.134

Close range maritime reconnaissater of wooden construction, intended to replace the MBR-2. It had similar layout, but smaller (wing area was just a half of the MBR-2). Fuselage was very clean, more powerful engine drive larger VISh-2PT propeller.

Armament included one turret-mounted ShKAS machinegun behind the wing and fixed ShKAS in front of pilot's cockpit. Four FAB-100 and two FAB-50 could be carried under the wing.

Flight performance was very good, but handling on takeoff and landing was very problematic.

No series production.

TsKBMS-8 is internal bureau designation, in some documents 'clipped' to MS-8.



  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.134-135;
  • MBR-7, Beriev
  • MS-8, Beriev

  • Created January 25, 1996
    Modified March 03, 1998
    with help of Sergey Andreev and Alexandre Belov
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