Ikarus IK-2

Aleksandar M Ognjevic, Branislav J Mirkov

 
Date Published :
April 2020
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
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
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$39.95

Overview
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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.

REVIEWS
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‘’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.’’

- MAFVA

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