Ikarus IK-2

Aleksandar M. Ognjevic, Branislav J Mirkov

Date Published :
April 2020
Publisher :
Series :
Monographs Special Edition in 3D
Illustration :
96 archive photos, sheets with scale drawings, 140 profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9788366148628
Pages : 196
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Despite the favored acquisitions abroad by the VVKJ conservatives, in the early 1932 an idea to develop a modern combat airplane was initiated by two young Serbian engineers, Ljubomir D. Ilić and Kosta I. Sivčev, who were at the time employed at the Air Force Command Technical Department. They worked in secret after hours at Ilić’s apartment and designed the first entirely Yugoslav made fighter airplane, the IK-L1, which first took off on 22 April 1935. The second prototype, IK-02, construction began ten months later and the airplane took off for the first time on 24 August 1936. The first 12 series airplanes construction followed in 1937 with the last airplane entering service in February 1939.  At the time of the German attack, on 6 April 1941, VVKJ could rely on eight IK-2s, which served with distinction during the short and bloody April war.


"Nose-to-tail, tip-to-tip, this magnificent monograph details every IK-2 facet: fuselage, engine, canopy, cockpit, wings, control surfaces, landing gear, weapons, and more."

- Cybermodeler

‘’This is an excellent collection of material on a quite obscure aircraft, (only twelve were built). For those interested, it is a ‘must have’ whether a model-maker or just interested in aviation history. The English is at times a bit ‘quaint’, but the meaning can be obtained easy enough. The most interesting part of the text for me was the aerial combat against the Luftwaffe. Recommended.’’


‘’The Ikarus is an interesting and unusual looking design and I have a feeling this one may well prompt a number of modellers into having a go at adding it to their collection. Good looking scale plans and some super detail references to go with them.’’

- Military Model Scene

"...includes beautiful renderings of the internal construction, engine and armament as well as full-colour profiles and three-quarter views showing camouflage and markings schemes. It’s a delight for modellers given the lack of IK-2 kits."

- Airfix

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