IAR-817

The IAR-817 was a Romanian multipurpose aircraft built in the 1950s.[1]

IAR 817
Role Multipurpose aircraft
National origin Romania
Manufacturer Industria Aeronautică Română
First flight 1955
Number built 60+
Variants IAR-818

Design and construction

In 1955, a prototype of a new utility aircraft, the IAR-817, was first flown at the URMV-3 works at Brașov. The URMV-3 works had been formed at the Sovromtractor tractor factory, itself on the site of the Industria Aeronautică Română aircraft works. It was a single-engine high-wing monoplane with a pod-and-boom type fuselage of welded steel tube construction and fabric-covered wooden wings. It had a fixed tricycle undercarriage.[2] The aircraft was powered by a single 120 kW (160 hp) Walter Minor 6-III air-cooled six-cylinder inverted inline engine.[3]

An air-ambulance version of the IAR-817, the IAR-817S, entered production in 1957, with over 60 built. The type formed the basis of the IAR-818, built from 1961.[2]

Specifications

Data from Romanian Aeronautical Constructions 1905–1974[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 or 2
  • Capacity: 4-5
  • Length: 9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.6 m (41 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 25.4 m2 (273 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 800 kg (1,764 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,150 kg (2,535 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter Minor 6-III 6-cylinder inverted air-cooled in-line piston engine, 120 kW (160 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed variable-pitch propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 175 km/h (109 mph, 94 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 165 km/h (103 mph, 89 kn)
  • Stall speed: 70 km/h (43 mph, 38 kn)
  • Range: 560 km (350 mi, 300 nmi)
  • Ferry range: 930 km (580 mi, 500 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Take-off run: 150–180 m (490–590 ft)
  • Landing run: 60 m (200 ft)

References

  1. Gugju, Ion; Gheorghe Iacobescu; Ovidiu Ionescu. Romanian Aeronautical Constructions 1905–1974. Brasov. pp. 230–231.
  2. Vlad 1998, p. 11
  3. Taylor 1965, p. 116
  • Vlad, Danut (March–April 1998). "Out of the Ashes: The Romanian Aviation Industry Since 1945". Air Enthusiast. No. 74. pp. 9–19. ISSN 0143-5450.
  • Taylor, John W. R. (1965). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1965–66. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd.


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