SERGEY RIABSEV COLLECTION
No. 1994. Beriev VVA-14 (CCCP-10687)
Photographed at Air Force Museum, Monino, Moscow, Russia, by Sergey Riabsev
03/05/2005. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk
: "This Soviet VTOL amphibian was the brainchild of the Italian immigrant Roberto Bartini. Beriev handled detailed design and construction. First conventional take off took place on September 4, 1972. Later the three prototypes were converted to Ekranoplans. The third prototype seen here without wings and engines was damaged by fire."
Created December 10, 2002