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Yugoslavia's Ikarus IK-2 fighter

Prototype

The Ikarus IK-2 prototype first flew in April 1935.1 A construction defect caused the prototype to crash on its third test flight.1

In 1936 the second IK-2 prototype flew for the first time.1

Production

  • Ikarus IK-2: 121
  • Manufacturer: Ikarus A.D.1
    • Production: 19371

Variants

  • Ikarus IK-2:

Usage

1941 German Invasion

By the time of the German invasion there were eight IK-2s operational.1 These were primarily used in attacks against ground troops.1

Specifications

  Ikarus IK-21
Type Fighter1
Crew 11
Engine (Type) Hispano-Suiza 12 Ycrs1
Cylinders V 121
Cooling Liquid1
Net HP 8601
Dimensions  
Span 37' 5"1
Length 25' 10"1
Height 12' 7"1
Weight  
Loaded 4,255 lb1
Performance  
Speed @ 16,400' 266 mph1
Service ceiling 34,450'1
Range 248 miles1
Armament 1: 20 mm1
2: MG1

Sources:

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