I.Ae. 22 DL

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I.Ae. D.L. 22 Dele Dele
IAeDl22.jpg
Side view of an I.Ae. 22 DL
Role Advanced trainer
National origin Argentina
Manufacturer Instituto Aerotécnico
First flight May or August 1944
Status retired
Primary users Argentine Air Force
Argentine Navy
Number built 206
Developed from North American NA-16

The I.Ae. 22 DL was an Argentine advanced training aircraft designed by the Instituto Aerotecnico (AeroTechnical Institute) in 1943, with a wooden structure, and resembled the North American NA-16.

Development[edit]

The I.Ae. 22 DL was a development of the I.Ae. D.L. 21, which itself was itself developed from the North American NA-16, at that time in service with the Argentine military.

Argentine experience with the NA-16-4P and deteriorating political relations with the US led to the local development of the I.Ae. D.L. 21, which shared the NA-16 fuselage structure, however it proved too difficult to produce and an entirely new design (the I.Ae. D.L. 22) of similar configuration, but structurally different and optimized to available materials was built instead.[1]

It had a wooden structure, and a 9-cylinder 450 HP radial engine (I.Ae. 16 El Gaucho) with a Hamilton Standard 2M-D-30 metallic propeller.

The prototype flew the 8 August 1944, although some sources give 14 May 1944.[2] Approximately 200 aircraft were built. A version with an Armstrong Siddeley "Cheetah" 25 engine (radial 7 cylinder, 475 HP) and a Rotol constant speed propeller was designated I.Ae. 22- C.

Operators[edit]

 Argentina

Survivors[edit]

Restored I.Ae.22DL, Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica, Argentina

Specifications (I.Ae.22 DL)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 9.2 m (30 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.6 m (41 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 2.82 m (9 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 23.19 m2 (249.6 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,520 kg (3,351 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,220 kg (4,894 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × I.Ae. 16 El Gaucho 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 340 kW (450 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Hamilton Standard 2M-D-30 metal propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 290 km/h (180 mph; 157 kn) at 450 m (1,476 ft)
  • Cruising speed: 260 km/h (162 mph; 140 kn)
  • Range: 1,100 km (684 mi; 594 nmi)
  • Endurance: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Service ceiling: 5,200 m (17,060 ft) service ceiling
  • Wing loading: 96 kg/m2 (20 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 0.141 kW/kg (0.086 hp/lb)

Armament

  • Guns: 2 x 7,65 mm fixed machine guns (450 rounds each)
  • Rockets: or 6 x 11 kg (24 lb) rockets.
  • Bombs: 3 x 50 kg (110 lb) or 9 x 15 kg (33 lb) bombs

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ von Rauch, 1983, pages=14–21
  2. ^ von Rauch, Georg; Veres, David L. (March 1983). "Argentina's Wooden Warriors". Air Classics (Challenge Publications) 19 (3): 14–21. 
  3. ^ Dinfia I.Ae.22DL, Ea-701, Museo Nacional de Aeronautica accessdate=28 August 2012
Bibliography
  • Burgos, Antonio C. "Los 75 años de la Fábrica Militar de Aviones"(in Spanish). aeroespacio.com. Retrieved: 15 October 2009.
  • "Fabrica Militar de Aviones" (in Spanish). Aerospacio, Buenos Aires, 1977. Article on the 50th anniversary of the "Fabrica Militar de Aviones" listing all the aircraft developed and manufactured there since 1927.
  • von Rauch, Georg; Veres, David L. (March 1983). "Argentina's Wooden Warriors". Air Classics (Challenge Publications) 19 (3): 14–21. 

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