Bartini Beriev VVA-14 – How Many Engines?
The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 was a vertical take-off amphibious aircraft built by the Soviet Union during World War II. While its design may have been unorthodox, it had many practical benefits over traditional airplanes. For instance, it could take off and land on water, and it could travel at high speeds using a propeller engine instead of a more complicated jet engine. However, its disadvantages were also obvious: The plane was very heavy, and it was very hard to maneuver in the air. In addition, the VVA-14’s landing speed was very slow, making it difficult for the pilot to make an emergency landing in the event of an emergency.
It is not clear when exactly the Bartini Beriev VVA-14 was first developed and built, but one can assume that it was made in great secrecy because of its unusual design and capabilities. First flown in early 1944 as a flying boat, the plane was capable of taking off from water and then landing on land. It could also carry up to eight passengers at a time and fly at speeds up to 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour)
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