Russia has decided to revive the world’s largest amphibious aircraft

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In Russia plan to resume production of amphibious aircraft A-40 “Albatross”. The project is implemented by United aircraft Corporation, reports RIA Novosti.

“Currently we are working on the project resumption of production A-40 “Albatross”. With regard to the requirements, it is a question of the defense Ministry”, — stated in the message of the Corporation.

In March 2016 the chief of the naval aviation of the black sea fleet Colonel Gennady Pens said that by 2020, anti-submarine amphibian be-12 will be replaced by seaplanes And 40.

Earlier, in July 2015, a senior source in the leadership of the Navy argued that the military order of the anti-submarine aircraft based on amphibian be-200, which, in turn, was created in 1990-ies with the use of hurt on the plane A-40.

Anti-submarine amphibian aircraft A-40 (Be-42) “Albatross” was developed in the early 1980-ies in the USSR to replace the be-12. For the first time the car took off in 1986 and in 1990 was put into service, but mass production did not hit. In 1998 there was a civil aircraft be-200, created on the basis of A-40.

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