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A-40 Albatross multipurpose amphibious aircraft

Country of Origin: Russia


The Beriev A-40 (previously known by the NATO code name Tag-D) is the largest amphibious aircraft in the world. The Beriev design bureau in Taganrog, which developed the A-40, built all previous post-World War II Soviet/Russian flying boat and amphibious aircraft designs. 

The large, shoulder-mounted wing has moderate sweep, a relatively high aspect ratio and some anhedral. The wing roots are masked by large sponsons that extend aft along the fuselage shoulders. These sponsons...

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