Ikarus 215

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Ikarus 215
Role Trainer (aircraft)/Bomber aircraft
National origin Yugoslavia
Manufacturer Fabrika aero i hidroplana Ikarus A.D. Zemun - Belgrade
Designer Eng. Dušan Stankov
First flight 1949
Introduction prototype
Retired 1957
Status inactive
Primary user SFR Yugoslav Air Force
Number built 1

The Ikarus 215 (Икарус 215 in Serbian) twin-engine plane, was a Yugoslav light bomber and a training aircraft of mixed construction, the prototype flew in 1949. It is not the serial produced. The prototype used for training pilots and aircraft as a liaison. It was designed and built at the Ikarus factory in Zemun-Belgrade.

Design and development[edit]

Ranger V-770 engine installed in aircraft Ikarus 215

Ikarus 215 was designed by engineer constructor Dušan Stankov, and was originally designed before the World War II as a Zmaj R-1 multi-purpose fighter - bomber - but the scout redesigned given the available engines and purpose. The prototype first flew in 1949. The aircraft was of mixed construction, twin motor low with a crew of two to four (depending on the purpose of aircraft). The main landing gear wheels are retracted into the motor housing back, while the tail is not he penetrates. Prototype Ikarus 215 are driven by two piston engines Ranger line SVG-770 C-B1, with twelve-cylinder air-cooled.[1] Wing aircraft have had a wooden structure lined with plywood, was the trapezoid-shaped wings and the ends were rounded. The construction of the fuselage was made from an oval-shaped duralumin covered cardboard timber.[2]

Operational history[edit]

Aircraft Ikarus 215 series are not produced. During testing it was determined that the aircraft will not be able to respond to the primary purpose (light twin-engine bomber), it has also contributed to the unexpectedly rapid development of aviation, fighter-bomber takes on the role of light bomber. Ikarus 215 prototype aircraft is mainly used as a training school for the training of bomber pilots as the plane for the connection. Withdrawn from use in 1957.[3]

Operators[edit]

 Yugoslavia


Specifications[edit]

Data from :Janić, Čedomir. "Rogožarski AŽR" (in (Serbian)). Aeromagazin 17 (-{YU}--Београд: BB Soft), p 34. ISSN 1450-6068.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2-4
  • Length: 13.35 m (43 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.14 m (52 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 4.03 m (13 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 29.80 m2 (320.8 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 4,297 kg (9,473 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,685 kg (10,329 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Ranger, SGV-770C-1(12-cylinder inverted Vee piston engine), 387.7 kW (519.9 hp) each
  • Propellers: 2-bladed

Performance

  • Range: 1,120 km (696 mi; 605 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 8,150 m (26,739 ft)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
  2. ^ Златко Рендулић, Авиони домаће конструкције после Другог светског рата, Лола институт, Београд, 1996. год.
  3. ^ Бојан Б. Димитријевић "Југословенско ратно ваздухопловство 1942.-1992."

References[edit]

  • Grey, C.G. (1972). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938. London: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5734-4. 
  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9
  • Janić, Čedomir; O. Petrović (2011). Short History of Aviation in Serbia. Beograd: Aerokomunikacije. ISBN 978-86-913973-2-6.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  • Бојан Б. Димитријевић "Југословенско ратно ваздухопловство 1942.-1992."
  • Жутић. Н. и Бошковић. Л., Икарус - Икарбус: 1923 - 1998,(Монографија 75 година Икаруса), Икарбус, Београд, 1999.
  • Златко Рендулић, Авиони домаће конструкције после Другог светског рата, Лола институт, Београд, 1996. год.

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