The KLA wants to create a fire plane on the basis of the «Albatross»

© RIA Novosti / Roman to Deniability in fotosensibile amphibian a-40 (Albatross). Archival photoThe KLA wants to create a fire plane on the basis of the «Albatross»© RIA Novosti / Roman to Danilovmarat the image Bank

United aircraft Corporation is considering the creation of aircraft fire extinguishing on the basis of the plane-amphibian A-42, reported RIA Novosti on Thursday, the press service of the Corporation.

Earlier in the KLA reported that the possibility of resumption of production of aircraft A-40/A-42 «Albatross».

«Upgrading may include re-engine the aircraft engine d-30 on the new PD-14, as well as the development of a new wing in order to improve characteristics of the aircraft. Also being developed version of the aircraft to the EMERCOM of Russia in the fire. The aircraft can take on Board one and a half times more water. With the new engine, the aircraft’s range may exceed 10,000 km,» said the company.

The aircraft a-40/A-42 «Albatross» was developed in the USSR in Beriev. Beriev. It was planned that it will replace the be-12, but the project was closed in 1993. Was built only two prototypes of this machine.

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