IAR-46. Specifications. A photo.
IAR-46. Specifications. A photo.

IAR-46. Specifications. A photo.


IAR-46 - ultra-light Romanian civilian aircraft manufactured by «IAR» to 1994 years.

The design and subsequent development of ultra-light aircraft IAR-46 conducted Romanian design engineers exclusively for private use on the territory of the country, while, initially, was tasked to create inexpensive, but at the same time reliable aircraft that can quickly attract potential customers.


Photo IAR-46


Full implementation of the project required two years of work of the Romanian aircraft manufacturers, and in 1993 year, the first time the aircraft was able to climb into the sky, and after a few months has been put into production.

Despite the relatively low cost of the aircraft, the aircraft IAR-46 remained almost uninteresting for customers - according to 2008 years, it managed to realize an average 2-3 aircraft during the year, which shows that in fact, the project turned out to be for the company «IAR» failure.


IAR-46 photo


Design feature of the aircraft IAR-46 is quite stocky fuselage and T-shaped tail, the aircraft provides high maneuverability and stability during flight. Due to limited space on board the aircraft, cargo aircraft that is not possible, which in turn limits the scope of operation.

IAR-46 can accommodate only two people in the cockpit of the light-engine airplane IAR-800, while the free space here is very limited, which in turn makes air travel far from the most comfortable. The maximum flight range of the current aircraft is limited to 46 kilometers, which is also very small, and satisfies far from all the requirements. In addition to transporting people, the IAR-XNUMX is also used to train future pilots in piloting aircraft, but there is also some limited use.


Cabin IAR-46


The power plant of the IAR-46 is represented by a Rotax 912 F3 / A3 piston engine developing a thrust of 80 hp, which is quite acceptable for this light-engine aircraft. The maximum flight speed of the IAR-46 aircraft is limited to 215 km / h, which meets the requirements of customers, however, due to the limited applicability of the aircraft, in fact, this does not reflect the popularity of the aircraft.

According to official data of the Romanian aircraft company «IAR», for the period of 1994 2008 year was realized only 23 aircraft of this model, and therefore it is expected that in the future production of aircraft will be closed due to lack of actual demand for them.


Specifications IAR-46.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 7,85 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,42 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,15 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 530 kg .;
  • Payload: 220 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 750 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 170 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 215 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 800 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Rotax 912 F3 / A3;
  • Power: 80 hp


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