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Aviation and Diplomacy

Frank Piasecki

NATO 1949-2009 Projekt ekspozycji w Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie



Polish Aviation Museum

31-864 Kraków,
al. Jana Pawła II 39
phone: (12) 640 99 60,
(12) 642 40 70
e-mail: info@muzeumlotnictwa.pl

a cultural institution of the Malopolska Region

Małopolska – Kraków Region


Patronage

Kraków Airport







Aeroplane: PZL I-22 Iryda M-93K

PZL I-22 Iryda M-93K
Poland
advanced trainer
1995



  • Technical data


Span 9.6 m (29.5 ft)
Length 13.22 m
Take-off weight 6650 kg (14,660 lb)
Maximum speed 800 km/h (432 kt)
Ceiling 12,800 m (42.000 ft)
Range 1620 km (1000 mi)
Armament
Powerplant :
two PZL K-15 turbojets rated at 14.7 kN (3.147 lbf) each

 

The Iryda is a trainer aircraft, developed during the 1970s and 1980s as the replacement for the TS-11 Iskra. The prototype made its maiden flight in 1985. It was powered by PZL-5 engines. In 1992 the prototype of the M-93K version, powered by the ultimate K-15 engines made the first flight. During 1992–96 58th Air Training Regiment at Dęblin operated 8 aircraft.

Due to protracted development the Iryda was already obsolete when entering service and caused several problems, thus after a crash in 1996, in which two pilots were killed, the Irydas were withdrawn from service. Development of the aircraft was continued; prototypes with British Rolls-Royce Viper engines and French Sagem avionics suite were built, but did not enter service.

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