Ikarus 215

The Ikarus 215 (Икарус 215 in Serbian) twin-engine plane, was a Yugoslav light bomber and a training aircraft of mixed construction, the prototype flew in 1949. It did not go into production. The prototype was used for training and as a liaison. It was designed and built at the Ikarus factory in Zemun-Belgrade.

Ikarus 215
Role Trainer (aircraft)/Bomber aircraft
National origin Yugoslavia
Manufacturer Fabrika aero i hidroplana Ikarus A.D. Zemun - Belgrade
Designer Eng. Dušan Stankov
First flight 1949
Introduction prototype
Retired 1957
Status inactive
Primary user SFR Yugoslav Air Force
Number built 1

Design and development

Ikarus 215 was designed by engineer constructor Dušan Stankov, and was originally designed before the World War II as a Zmaj R-1 multi-purpose fighter - bomber - but the scout redesigned given the available engines and purpose. The prototype first flew in 1949. It was a twin engined low-wing aircraft of mixed construction, with a crew of two to four (depending on the role). The undercarriage retracted into the engine nacelles backward, while the tail wheel was fixed. The prototype was driven by two twelve-cylinder, air-cooled, in-line piston engines Ranger SVG-770 C-B1.[1] Aircraft wing had a wooden structure lined with plywood, was the trapezoid-shaped wings and the ends were rounded. The construction of the fuselage was made from an oval-shaped duralumin covered cardboard timber.[2]

Operational history

Aircraft Ikarus 215 series are not produced. During testing it was determined that the aircraft will not be able to respond to the primary purpose (light twin-engine bomber), it has also contributed to the unexpectedly rapid development of aviation, fighter-bomber takes on the role of light bomber. Ikarus 215 prototype aircraft is mainly used as a training school for the training of bomber pilots as the plane for the connection. Withdrawn from use in 1957.[3]

Operators

 Yugoslavia


Specifications

Data from :Janić, Čedomir. "Rogožarski AŽR" (in (Serbian)). Aeromagazin 17 (-{YU}--Београд: BB Soft), p 34. ISSN 1450-6068.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2-4
  • Length: 13.35 m (43 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.14 m (52 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 4.03 m (13 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 29.80 m2 (320.8 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 4,297 kg (9,473 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,685 kg (10,329 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Ranger, SGV-770C-1(12-cylinder inverted Vee piston engine), 387.7 kW (519.9 hp) each
  • Propellers: 2-bladed

Performance374 at sea level

  • Range: 1,120 km (700 mi, 600 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 8,150 m (26,740 ft)

See also

Notes

  1. Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
  2. Златко Рендулић, Авиони домаће конструкције после Другог светског рата, Лола институт, Београд, 1996. год.
  3. Бојан Б. Димитријевић "Југословенско ратно ваздухопловство 1942.-1992."

References

  • Grey, C.G. (1972). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938. London: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5734-4.
  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
  • Janić, Čedomir; O. Petrović (2011). Short History of Aviation in Serbia. Beograd: Aerokomunikacije. ISBN 978-86-913973-2-6.
  • Бојан Б. Димитријевић "Југословенско ратно ваздухопловство 1942.-1992."
  • Жутић. Н. и Бошковић. Л., Икарус - Икарбус: 1923 - 1998,(Монографија 75 година Икаруса), Икарбус, Београд, 1999.
  • Златко Рендулић, Авиони домаће конструкције после Другог светског рата, Лола институт, Београд, 1996. год.
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