Ikarus IK-2


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Ikarus IK-2

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

Ikarus IK-2A three-view drawing (1276 x 874)

 ENGINE1 x 860hp Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs
  Take-off weight1900 kg4189 lb
  Empty weight1502 kg3311 lb
  Wingspan11.40 m37 ft 5 in
  Length7.88 m26 ft 10 in
  Height3.84 m13 ft 7 in
  Wing area18 m2193.75 sq ft
  Max. speed435 km/h270 mph
  Cruise speed412 km/h256 mph
  Ceiling10500 m34450 ft
  Range400 km249 miles
 ARMAMENT1 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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