PZL I-22 Iryda

1985

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PZL I-22 Iryda

Launched 1977, leading to 1980 Polish Ministry of National Defence Iskra-22 requirement for combat-capable jet trainer. First production order (for nine aircraft, only five of which were completed in I-22 configuration) announced September 1991; first of these (serial number 103) made first flight 5 May 1992, handed over to Polish Air Force (with second aircraft 105) 24 October 1992; next three (201, 202 and 203) delivered February 1994 (203 since lost).

Reappraisal in 1995 indicated that I-22 with PZL-5s was underpowered, and the four survivors were due to be upgraded to M-96 standard during 1996-97 (K-15 engines, Martin-Baker seats and improved avionics). Earlier proposal to suspend Iryda development and buy 36 ex-German Alpha Jets was reversed in December 1995; funding concentrated instead on M-93K improvements and evaluation of M-96. The five survivors were delivered to PZL for conversion.

PZL I-22 Iryda

Specification 
 MODELI-22 "Iryda"
 CREW2
 ENGINE2 x PZL-5 SO-3W22, 10.7kN
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight6900 kg15212 lb
  Empty weight4700 kg10362 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan9.6 m32 ft 6 in
  Length13.2 m43 ft 4 in
  Height4.3 m14 ft 1 in
  Wing area19.9 m2214.20 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed840 km/h522 mph
  Cruise speed570 km/h354 mph
  Ceiling11000 m36100 ft
  Range w/max.fuel4000 km2486 miles
  Range w/max payload420 km261 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 23mm cannon, weapons on four external hardpoints

PZL I-22 Iryda

Comments
Aero99, 12.02.2011 19:06

If i may leave a suggestion to the website, there is one PZL aircraft that wasnt brought up, the Skorpion. It was meant to be a SABA aircraft, but development of this aircraft was terminated in 1994. Even though this happened, it would be nice to see it on this website.

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Harley, e-mail, 06.02.2011 20:13

Will the engine for the I-22 fit in the TS-11 Iskra Jet? What is the thrust rating of the engine?

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Martin, e-mail, 04.09.2009 23:17

It looks like an elongated copy of the Alpha-Jet

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pawelsalo, e-mail, 17.02.2009 20:43

Yes, the I-22 program was cancelled.

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SukhoiFlanker, 08.05.2008 18:39

I thought this aircraft was cancelled. Wasn't it?

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Muhd. Nasir Daulay, e-mail, 04.12.2007 04:11

I have information that Poland goverment stop Meilec to produce I-22. The question, Does the engine still in production or not and how about the tools production.

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jarek, e-mail, 28.01.2007 17:42

1*23mm GSz-23 cannon with 200rounds,up to 2000kg bombs.K-15 has 15kN

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