After producing Potez 25 reconnaissance biplanes and Avia BH-33E fighters under licence, the Ikarus factory built the IK-L1, a prototype gull-wing monoplane fighter powered by a 860hp Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs engine, and first flown on 22 April 1935. After this crashed a second IK-02 prototype was built, followed by a series of 12 Ikarus IK-2 fighters delivered in early 1939. Generally similar to the earlier prototypes, the IK-2s flew with 107 Eskadrila against the invading Germans in April 1941. Armament comprised one Hispano-Suiza 404 20mm cannon and two synchronised 7.7mm machine-guns.
Twelve Ikarus IK-2s were built for the Yugoslav Air Force and eight survived to fight the German invasion in 1941. It was followed by the IK-3 prototype, which resembled a Hurricane.
D.Donald "The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft", 1997
|A three-view drawing (1276 x 874)|
| ENGINE||1 x 860hp Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs|
| Take-off weight||1900 kg||4189 lb|
| Empty weight||1502 kg||3311 lb|
| Wingspan||11.40 m||37 ft 5 in|
| Length||7.88 m||26 ft 10 in|
| Height||3.84 m||13 ft 7 in|
| Wing area||18 m2||193.75 sq ft|
| Max. speed||435 km/h||270 mph|
| Cruise speed||412 km/h||256 mph|
| Ceiling||10500 m||34450 ft|
| Range||400 km||249 miles|
| ARMAMENT||1 x 20mm cannon, 2 x 7.62mm machine guns|
|Barry, 08.01.2014 12:19|
The Ikarus company was set up by Hugo Stinnes the man who effectively founded Arado in Germany
|MarcoO., e-mail, 16.09.2012 13:19|
Further Data:Speed 428 km /h at 7440 mt; 340 km /h at S.L.(the 435 k /h data appears incorrect).
wing Area=18 square meters.
(From William Green's "Warplanes of the second world war-Volume 4")
Regars: Marco O.
|lukasiak65, e-mail, 15.01.2010 20:35|
FIRST FLIGHT-1935, CREW-1, ENGINE 1 x 860hp
Empty weight- 1438 kg, Loaded weight- 1930kg
Wingspan-11.4 m Length-7,87m Height-3,84m
Max. speed- 428-435km /h , cruise speed- 412km /h
Ceiling-10500 m , Range w /max.fuel 400 km
ARMAMENT-1 x 20mm + 2x7,92mm machine-guns,
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