The Strangest Airplanes To Have Ever Been Built


Beriev Be-200 Altair

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The Beriev Aircraft Company built the Be-200. This Russian aircraft can take-off and land on water.

Beriev designed the Be-200 for a variety of reasons. Beriev packaged the Be-200 as search and rescue, patrol, fire-fighting, and transporter aircraft. The Be-200 contains a capacity of 12 tonnes of water or 72 passengers.

September 24, 1998, the Be-200 lifted off the runway. Beriev introduced the Be-200 for commercial purpose on July 31, 2003.

The Be-200 successfully carried out its various functions. In 2016, two Be-200s snuffed out a forest fire in Portugal from damaging two settlements.

The aircraft inspired many variants that are used around the world. The Be-200 still operates today.