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#AA-4044   1/144 scale  Bartini-Beriev VVA-14M1P  Soviet coastlines sea monster

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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100 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 198 mm

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Length 208 mm

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Unit price: US$98

Shipping charge: US$16

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In late 1950s, the U.S. Navy started the Polaris program which was to arm the submarines with ballistic missiles. The USSR quickly issued requirement to industries for the Anti-Submarine-Warfare system. A vehicle was initially seen as urgently needed to destroy Polaris-missile submarines. The Minister of Defense selected Bartini's floatplane design, and ordered Beriev OKB to build three prototypes. It was to be developed in three phases. The VVA-14M1 was to be a technology test-bed with inflatable pontoons. The VVA-14M2 was to be more advanced with fly-by-wire flight controls. The third stage would be the VTOL vehicle fully equipped with armament. In 1972, the first prototype made its maiden flight as as aeroplane. In 1974, the inflatable pontoons were installed but its expansion and retraction caused many problems. So later it was replaced by rigid pontoons, the fuselage was lengthened and a pair of starting engines were added. The program continued in 1974 but the engine resonance caused breakage of landing gears and rear control flaps. It never flew again and eventually drew to a close as Beriev was given higher-priority work with the A-40 and IL-78.

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Ground-effect amphibious floatplane

To explore characteristics of aircraft able to fly in high altitude or skim the ocean surface as an Ekranoplan

28.50m.

30m.

6.79m

4x Solov'yov D-30M turbofans engine

472 mph

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4 tonnes bomb loads / AT-1 Homing torpedoes / RYu-2 depth charges / mines

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Model References

The Bartini-Beriev VVA-14M1P package contents secret kits of three 1/144 Soviet aircraft as bonus:

The Bartini-Beriev VVA-14M1P is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Soviet Ekranoplan

Alexeiev KM

Alexeiev Lun

Alexeiev A-90 Orlyonok

Bartini-Beriev VVA-14M1P

Modern Soviet navy aircraft

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