Beriev Be-42/A-40 Mermaid in RAF service

Started by McColm, August 18, 2009, 01:24:03 AM

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Hi Guys,
Having read a few of your comments on the Nimrod Replacement Maritime Patrol Aircraft. If The British government had given the go-ahead for 12 A-40 MPA and 5 SAR examples Shorts Belfast would have been the main contractor. The Nimrod2000 package would have also been installed. My suggestion is to include a 25 foot plug in the forward section of the fuselage to allow for two cargo doors, one each side. These doors allows access for Zodiac inflateable boats for Search & Rescue and operational equipment to be changed quickly. The four engines two turbofans and two turbojets boosters would be British or European. With the extension of the fuselage the weapons bay could also hold S & R equipment or SLAR or Electronic Warfare kit.
Transporter versions and commercial combos would have been used for Island hopping around the Caribbean or the Mediterranean.
The Russian Navy have put an order in for a service date or 2013.
Has anyone built a model of this?


Hi guys,
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Anigrand are planning an A-40 in 1/144th scale. Here's a link to Blue Donkey's Kampfgruppe 144 article. http://kampfgruppe144.blogspot.com/2009/08/1144-anigrand-future-releases-2009.html
And here's his main site. http://kampfgruppe144.blogspot.com/
Ton's of stuff on his site to interest whiffers including the new 1/144th scale Ta183 and Me P1101 kits from Jach in the Czech Republic.

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