Owj Tazarve

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Tazarve
Role Training aircraft
Manufacturer Owj Industrial Complex
First flight 1995 (Dorna)
Introduction 2002
Status Active service, Iran
Primary users Iran
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force

(Ya Hossein) Tazarve (Persian: تذرو‎, "Pheasant") is an Iranian-made jet training aircraft, first revealed during Iran airshow 2002, in Kish.[1]

Iran began a programme to develop a jet trainer in the early 1990s, first flying a proof of concept aircraft, the Dorna in 1995, a second, much modified aircraft, the Tondar flying in 1998, with a third aircraft, the Tazarve introducing further revisions.[2] This third prototype was publicly unveiled at the Iran Kish Air Show in October–November 2002.[3]

The Tazarve is a small aircraft of all composite (carbon fibre and glass-reinforced plastic construction, with a mid-mounted straight wing).[4] It is powered by a single General Electric J85 jet engine, procured from existing Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force stocks.[5] An order for five development examples and 25 production aircraft was placed by the Iranian air Force.[3] At least the pre-production aircraft appear to have been built by 2008.[6]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Ya Hossein Tazarve [5]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.janes.com/defence/air_forces/news_briefs/jdw021127_01.shtml[dead link]
  2. ^ Hewson 2003, p.16.
  3. ^ a b Duffy 2002, p.24.
  4. ^ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iran/tazarv.htm
  5. ^ a b Hewson 2003, p.17.
  6. ^ "IRIAF (Ya Hossein) Tazarve (Iran)". Jane's.com, 9 September 2008, Retrieved 9 November 2008.