Radu Manicatide

Radu Manicatide (April 17, 1912, Iaşi – March 18, 2004, Bucharest) was a Romanian engineer and aircraft constructor.

He obtained an engineering degree from the University Politehnica of Bucharest, and then pursued his studies at École supérieure des techniques aéronautiques et de construction automobile (ESTACA), in Paris. In 1939, he started working at Industria Aeronautică Română (IAR), in Braşov. There, he contributed to the design of the IAR-27, IAR-37, and IAR-80 aircraft, and in the production under license of the IAR-79 (with Savoia-Marchetti, Italy) and Bf 109 (with Messerschmitt, Germany) fighter aircraft.

He also directed the development of IAR 813, IAR 818-H and IAR 823 airplanes.

In 1945, he designed the M.R. car.

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