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Beriev MDR-5

Beriev MDR-5

Airplane - Beriev MDR-5

Role: Long-range reconnaissance bombing flying boat
National origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Beriev
First flight: 1938
Primary user: Soviet Naval Aviation
Number built: 2

The Beriev MDR-5 (Morskoi Dalnii Razvyeedchik - Long-range reconnaissance)(sometimes Beriev MS-5) was a Soviet long-range reconnaissance/bomber flying boat developed by the Beriev design bureau at Taganrog. It did not enter production as the rival Chyetverikov MDR-6 was preferred.


The MDR-5 (Morskoi Dalnyi Razvedchik - naval long-range reconnaissance) was an all-metal twin-engined high-wing cantilever monoplane flying-boat. Designed to be operated by a crew of five it was powered by two Tumansky M-87A radial engines.

Two prototypes were built, the first, a pure flying boat flying in 1938, with the second an amphibian. Although adequate, the Chyetverikov MDR-6 had already been ordered into production and the type was not developed.


Soviet Union

Soviet Navy


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General characteristics

Crew: 5
Length: 15.88 m (52 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 25 m (82 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 78.5 m (845 sq ft)
Empty weight: 6,083 kg (13,411 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 8,000 kg (17,637 lb)
Powerplant: 2 x Tumansky M-87A radial piston engine, 710 kW (950 hp) each


Maximum speed: 345 km/h (214 mph; 186 kn)
Range: 2,415 km (1,501 mi; 1,304 nmi)
Service ceiling: 8,150 m (26,739 ft)


Guns: one 7.62mm (0.3in) ShKAS machine-gun in bow and midships manually operated turrets, and one downward firing through a ventral trap
Bombs: 1000kg (2204lb)


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