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Beriev A-50 Mainstay

Specifications
Countries of Origin CIS (formerly USSR)
Similar Aircraft E-3 Sentry
Crew Seven
Role
  • AEW
  • control
  • Armament tail turret
    Length 152 ft, 8 in (46.5 m)
    Span 165 ft, 6 in (50.5 m)
    Weights empty: 75,000 kg (73 tons 1815 lbs)
    maximum take-off: 170,000 kg (167 tons 700 lbs)
    maximum take-off: 190,000 kg [A-50E]
    maximum speed 800 km/h (500 mph)
    Range 6400 km (4000 miles)
    Flight endurance during mission at 1000 km range:
        - without refueling, h 4*
        - with refueling, h 7*
    Detection range for:
        - air targets:
           bombers, km 650
           low-flying fighters up to radio horizon
           cruise missiles (S1m2), km 215
           detection of non ballistic missiles jets by optical means, km 800*
        - water surface targets (S=250m2) up to radio horizon
        - ground surface targets:
            single target (e.g. tactical missile launcher), km 300*
            group target (e.g. column of tanks) 250*
    Traking of air targets up to 300
    Frequency range:
        - electronic intelligence, GHz 0.5-18
        - signal intelligence, MHz 50-500
    Crew:
        - flight crew, persons 5
        - mission crew, persons 11
    Operators
    • Russian Air Force
    • China (?)
    • India
    • Iran (?)
    • Iraq





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