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Yugoslavia's Ikarus IK-2 fighter

Prototype

The Ikarus IK-2 prototype first flew in April 1935. A construction defect caused the prototype to crash on its third test flight.

In 1936 the second IK-2 prototype flew for the first time.

Production

  • Ikarus IK-2: 12
  • Manufacturer: Ikarus A.D.
    • Production: 1937

Variants

  • Ikarus IK-2:

Usage

1941 German Invasion

By the time of the German invasion there were eight IK-2s operational. These were primarily used in attacks against ground troops.

Specifications

  Ikarus IK-2
Type Fighter
Crew 1
Engine (Type) Hispano-Suiza 12 Ycrs
Cylinders V 12
Cooling Liquid
Net HP 860
Dimensions  
Span 37' 5"
Length 25' 10"
Height 12' 7"
Weight  
Loaded 4,255 lb
Performance  
Speed @ 16,400' 266 mph
Service ceiling 34,450'
Range 248 miles
Armament 1: 20 mm
2: MG

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site