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IAR 95
Model of the final design
Role Fighter/ground attack aircraft
National origin Romania
Manufacturer Avioane Craiova
Designer INCAS Romania
Status Cancelled in 1988
Primary user Romanian Air Force
Number built None

The IAR 95 Spey was a Romanian project to produce a supersonic fighter jet for the Romanian Air Force. The project was started in the late 1970s and cancelled in 1981. Shortly after, the project was restarted again. The project was cancelled for good in 1988 due to lack of funds before a prototype could be built, although a full-scale mockup was being constructed.[1]

Design and development

The design was a high-wing monoplane with lateral air intakes, a single fin, and a single engine. Designs with two fins and two engines were also considered but it was decided to go with the single engine single fin design. Other designations given to this project are IAR-101 and IAR-S and refer to different design layouts. Romania considered a joint program with Yugoslavia, but the latter declined because it was designing its own supersonic fighter jet, the Novi Avion.

Specifications

The following technical data applies to the design that progressed the furthest:

Data from IAR 95 specifications[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One or two
  • Length: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.3 m (30 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 5.45 m (17 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 27.9 m² (300.3 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 7,880 kg (17,372 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 15,200 kg (33,510 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Tumansky R-29-300 with afterburner
    • Dry thrust: 81.4 kN (18,300 lbf)
    • Thrust with afterburner: 122kN (27,500 lbf)

Performance

Armament

  • 3200 kg (7,055 lb) of various missiles and bombs

See also

References

External links

Romanian Supersonic Projects

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