I.Ae. 22 DL
|I.Ae. D.L. 22 Dele Dele|
|Side view of an I.Ae. 22 DL|
|First flight||May or August 1944|
|Primary users||Argentine Air Force
|Developed from||North American NA-16|
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.
The prototype flew on 8 August 1944, although some sources give 14 May 1944. Approximately 200 aircraft were built. A version with a 475 horsepower (354 kW) Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah 25 radial engine and a Rotol constant speed propeller was designated I.Ae. 22- C.
- A restored example, constructor number 728, is on display marked as Ea-701 at the Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica de Argentina.
Specifications (I.Ae.22 DL)
- Crew: two
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- Related development
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Related lists
- von Rauch 1983, pp. 14–21
- Dinfia I.Ae.22DL, Ea-701, Museo Nacional de Aeronautica accessdate=28 August 2012
- 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. Vol. 19 no. 3. Challenge Publications. pp. 14–21.
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