SOKO G-2A Galeb. Photo. Characteristics.
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SOKO G-2A Galeb. Photo. Characteristics.

SOKO G-2A Galeb. Photo. Characteristics.

Югославия

A type: Single-engine jet training aircraft

Crew: Two pilots are arranged one behind the other

The plane "Galeb» (Galeb - Seagull) was the first Yugoslav jet development, has fallen into production. Straw initially as a double training aircraft, it was modified in a single light attack aircraft. "Galeb", similar in appearance and propulsion system on the aircraft CF-326 company Macchi, entered the Air Force in Yugoslavia 1965 year. Total for the Air Force Academy and schools fighter pilots and stormtroopers were released 120 copies.

They were also received export orders from Zambia (six aircraft plus 20 single aircraft J-1) and Libya, which has acquired two parties 120 aircraft G-2A. With the delivery of the last aircraft to Libya its production was completed. With the collapse of Yugoslavia during the bloody civil war in the early 1990-ies preserved aircraft G-2A were involved in the offensive as part of the newly created Air Force of Serbia. They were equipped with a 105-th Fighter Bomber Regiment. These aircraft were widely used in the battles with the 1991 1995 year for attacking Muslim forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The rest of the planes "Galeb" kept in service in its main role in the "new" of the Yugoslav Air Force and the Air Force in their opponent - Croatia. Before the civil war, a small amount of the liberated from the military aircraft G-2A was purchased by traders historic military jet aircraft from the United States and exported to America, to meet the growing demand for such aircraft at the end of 1980-- early 1990-ies. Most of them remained in the civil register today.

Basic data

Dimensions:

· Length: 10,34 m

· Wingspan: 10,47 m

· Height: 3,28 m

The weight:

· Empty: 2620 kg

· Maximum take-off: 3448 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

· Maximum speed: 756 km / h

· Flight range: 1240 km

Power point: Wiper II Mk 22-6 of Rolls-Royce

Power: 11,12 kN thrust

Date of first flight:

· May 1961 of the year

The surviving airworthy modifications: G-2A «Galeb"

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