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

Photo Beriev Be-103 Snipe

The first developments on the creation of the Beriyev Be-103 aircraft 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 fundamental difference of this aircraft is the technology according to which heavy amphibious aircraft are developed, which in turn made it possible to ensure that the aircraft has the most effective flight performance, including multi-purpose.

Beriev Be-103 Snipe photo

Beriyev Be-103 amphibious aircraft Snake made its first flight in the middle of the 1997 year, while the model did not immediately show successful test results, which led to the need to improve the design of the aircraft in order to increase reliability. In the serial production of the aircraft Beriev Be-103 Snipe entered only 2003 year, while not only Russian companies became interested in the aircraft, but also international, in particular, several batches of this model were sent to Canada.

Aircraft Beriev 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 aircraft model Beriev Be-103 Bekas uses two piston aircraft engines Continental IO-360-ES4, capable of developing power in 211 hp each, however, depending on the requirements of the direct customer, other power plants can be used, including both less and more powerful ones, which naturally affects the maximum airspeed of 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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