Utva 213 Vihor
Utva 213 Vihor was a late 1940s Yugoslavian two-seat advanced trainer.
|Role||Advanced military trainer|
|National origin||FPR Yugoslavia|
|Primary user||Yugoslav Air Force|
|Developed into||Soko 522|
Design and development
Designed and built by the Yugoslav state factory, the Type 213 was first flown in 1949, a cantilever low-wing monoplane powered by a 520 hp (388 kW) Ranger SVG-770-CB1 engine. The prototype had a conventional landing gear which retracted forward, the second prototype and production aircraft had a wider track main gear that retracted inwards. It had an enclosed cockpit for the instructor and student in tandem under a long glazed canopy. For training the Vihor had two forward-facing machine guns and could carry up to 100 kg of bombs. In 1957 an improved radial engined variant entered service as the Type 522.
One aircraft is on display at the Museum of Yugoslav Aviation, Belgrade, Serbia.
- Crew: 2
- Length: 11.52 m (37 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 11.0 m (36 ft 1 in)
- Height: 3.58 m (11 ft 9 in)
- Gross weight: 2,300 kg (5,071 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Ranger SVG-770C-1B air-cooled inverted V12 engine, 390 kW (520 hp)
- Maximum speed: 362 km/h (225 mph, 195 kn)
- Stall speed: 118 km/h (73 mph, 64 kn)
- Service ceiling: 7,000 m (23,000 ft)
- Guns: 2× machine guns
- Bombs: 2× 50 kg (110 lb) or 4× 25 kg (55 lb) bombs
- Orbis 1985, p. 1996
- Bridgman 1956, pp. 349–350.
- Bridgman, Leonard (1956). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1956–57. New York: The McGraw Hill Book Company.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.