Although the SAR (Search and Rescue) flying boat Beriev Be-14 successfully passed its government tests in 1965, it has never been put under serial production. Meanwhile, the USSR maritime aviation was searching for an alternative.On the basis of the serial Be-12, a SAR maritime aircraft "Izdelie 2E "(Be-12PS) was developed, removing the whole armament and installing survival and medical equipment. The Be-12PS was equipped with an additional hatch under the right starboard wing trailing edge and could take on board up to 13 people. In 1972, the plane successfully passed its factory tests.In total, only 10 aircrafts have been produced.
|Minimum age||For modellers 14+|
|Country of origin||Ukraine|