Zlín 22

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22 Junak
Zlin Z-22 Junák (OO-FRE) pic1.JPG
Role Two-seat cabin monoplane
National origin Czechoslovakia
Manufacturer Zlin
First flight 10 April 1947
Number built 200
Developed from Zlin 381

The Zlin 22 Junak was a 1940s two-seat cabin monoplane, developed from the Zlin 381 (a licence-built Bücker Bü 181).


Although based on the Zlin 381, the Junak had side-by-side seating for two. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a conventional tailwheel landing gear. It was powered by a nose-mounted 75 hp (56 kW) Praga D engine, although the prototype had a 57 hp (43 kW) Persy III engine. A three-seat variant, the Zlin 22M, was developed and two prototypes of a three/four-seat tourer variant, the Zlin 122, were built.


Zlin Z 22
Prototype with a 57hp (43kW) Persy III engine.
Zlin Z 22D
Production two-seat variant with a 75hp (56kW) Praga D engine.
Zlin Z 22M
Three-seat variant with a 105hp (78kW) Walter Minor 4-III engine.
Zlin Z 122
Three/four seat development with a 105hp (78kW) Toma 4 engine, two prototypes only.


The 50 pcs Zlín Z-22 was exported into Romania and other 25 pcs to other WE states.[1]


Specifications (22D)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1953–54[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two/three
  • Length: 7.25 m (23 ft 9½ in)
  • Wingspan: 10.60 m (34 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 14.65 m2 (157.7 ft2)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Praga D engine, 56 kW (75 hp) each


  • Maximum speed: 180 km/h (112 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 160 km/h (99 mph)
  • Range: 650 km (400 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,700 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.0 m/s (590 ft/min)


  • Bridgman, Leonard (1953). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1953–54. London: Jane's All The World's Aircraft Publishing Company. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.