Be-10 M-10, G.M.Beriev 'Mallow'

36k (color) photos of the Be-10, courtesy of Andrew I. Salnikov

J
et-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. 50o 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.
60k (b/w) photo of the Be-10, courtesy of Andrew I. Salnikov
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.
11k photo, courtesy of Andrew I. Salnikov

During its short lifespan, Be-10/M-10 managed to establish several records in its class:
  • August 7, 1961 (pilot Nikolai Andrievskij and two crew) - speed over 15 to 25km course - 912km/h
  • September 3, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) - speed over 1000km closed circuit with payload 1000kg and 2000kg - 875.86km/h;
  • September 8, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) altitude with payload of 1000kg, 2000kg and 5000kg - 14,062m
  • September 9-12, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) altitude with payload of 10000kg - 12,733m
  • September 9-12, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) altitude with payload of 15000kg - 11,997m
  • September 9-12, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) altitude - 14,962m
  • September 9-12, 1961 (pilot Georgii Buryanov and two crew) payload of 15,206kg to altitude 2000m

  • Technical data
    Type Be-10
    Function ASW
    Year 1960
    Crew 4-5
    Engines 2*6500kg Lyulka AL-7RV
    Speed 900km/h
    Ceiling 12200m
    Range 3200km
    Armament 4*g23mm

    Created January 25, 1996
    June 1, 1999
    by Alexandre Savine;
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