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Soviet Union's Beriev KOR-1 reconnaissance flying boat

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Beriev KOR-1 flying boat:
Soviet Union's Beriev KOR-1 flying boat
Beriev KOR-2 flying boat:
Soviet Union's Beriev KOR-2 flying boat

Design

Construction

The KOR-1 had a fabric skin over a metal frame.

Floats

There were a pair of floats mounted near the tips of the lower wing.

Engine

The KOR-1's engine was based on the Wright Cyclone.

Prototype

The KOR-1 prototype first flew in 1934.

Production

  • Beriev KOR-1:
  • Beriev KOR-2:
    • Production: 1940 - ?
  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: State Industries

Variants

  • Beriev KOR-1:
  • Beriev KOR-2: First appeared in 1939.

Usage

The KOR-1 and KOR-2 were used on the Soviet Union's cruisers.

Specifications

  Beriev KOR-1
Type Reconnaissance
Crew 2
Engine (Type) M.25
Cylinders Radial 9
Cooling Air
HP 750
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 36' 1"
Length 27' 1"
Height 12' 6"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 2,486 lb
Performance  
Speed @ 6,560' 149 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 22,970'
Range 310 miles
Armament 2: MG
Bombs 220 lb
  Beriev KOR-2
Type Reconnaissance
Crew  
Engine (Type) M.62
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP 900
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span  
Length  
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed  
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament  

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site