|Beriev Be-12 'Mail'
a modeller wants to add extra detail into their latest scale model,
the hunt for references can lead to all sorts of findings and this
gallery proves the point. Courtesy of long-time contributor and all
round SEAWINGS stalwart supporter Igor Kolokolov from
Moscow, comes this fascinating series of images of my favourite
modern flying boat (Oh, alright, amphibian then..!) the Beriev
Be-12 'Mail', shown here being taken apart, stripped down and - I think -
refurbished. Just look at these camera angles and the additional
details being shown to the viewer. According to a translation they
were taken at Yevpatoria in the Crmea in 2016. How I wished I was there at the
Grateful thanks, as ever, goes to Igor for sending these images in for display here.
Click on the image to view the sheet: