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MBR-7 seaplane. Developed for maritime reconnaissance by the Soviet Union's Beriev design bureau, this short-range flying boat first flew in April 1939. The Klimov M-103 inline piston engine was mounted on struts above the wing. The pilot sat in an enclosed cockpit in the nose and the observer/gunner sat underneath a glazed canopy. The aircraft did not go into production because of the unavailability of Klimov M-103 engines.
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