Beriev Be-103 Snipe. Specifications. A photo.
Beriev Be-103 Snipe. Specifications. A photo.

Beriev Be-103 Snipe. Specifications. A photo.


Beriev Be-103 Snipe - light amphibious aircraft designed aircraft construction enterprises "Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex named after Beriev" in the middle of 90-ies of the last century, and used for the carriage of passengers and to transport small loads.


A photoBeriev Be-103 Snipe


The first development of the creation of the aircraft Beryan Be-103 Bekas began in the first half of the 90-ies of the last century, while Russian aircraft designers created a fundamentally new design that differs from other models of its own production. The main and principal difference of this aircraft is the technology, according to which heavy amphibious aircraft are being developed, which in turn has enabled to provide the aircraft with the most effective flight performance characteristics, including multi-purpose ones.


Beriev Be-103 Snipe photo


His first flight of amphibious aircraft Beriev Be-Snipe 103 1997 realized in the middle of the year, and the model is not immediately successful test demonstrated performance that has led to the need to improve the structure of the aircraft in order to improve reliability. The serial production of the aircraft Beriev Be-103 Snipe entered only 2003 year, at the same time interested in the aircraft not only Russian companies, but also international, in particular, several batches of this model was sent to Canada.


AircraftBeriev Be-103 Snipe


Depending on the internal configuration, the aircraft can accommodate up to 6 people, including one crew member and five passengers. Due to the capabilities of this aircraft to fly for distances up to 845 kilometers, the aircraft is quite suitable for passenger transportation on local air routes, however, for this purpose it is practically not operated. In addition, aboard the Beriev Be-103 Bekas aircraft can accommodate up to 545 kilogram of payload, which in turn provides the ability to transport cargo at specified distances.

As the power plant on the plane model Beriev Be-103 Snipe used two piston aircraft engine Continental IO-360-ES4, capable of developing power 211 hp each, however, depending on the requirements of the customer directly, can be used, and other propulsion systems, including at least, and more powerful, which naturally influences the maximum speed of flight is about 250 km \ h.


Specifications Beriev Be-103 Snipe.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people (depending on configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 10,7 m .;
  • Wingspan: 12,5 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,7 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1730 kg .;
  • Payload: 545 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2275 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 235 km \ h. (Depending on the power plant);
  • Maximum airspeed: 250 km \ h. (Depending on the power plant);
  • Maximum flight distance: 845 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Continental IO-360-ES4 (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 211 hp (Depending on the power plant).


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